Ocean Pollution

In science class today, we were assigned pro. I was paired in a group with Ellie and Britton. We are doing plastic, and how it is affecting the ocean and what we can do to stop it. We are essentially making a video on plastic in the ocean, and about why it’s so bad, the causes, etc. We watched videos and looked on websites about how it moves through the river, and how it breaks down into chunks so it’s hard to clean it up. There are other groups also who are doing things like pollution on the land and air, dams, poor water sanitation, or diseases. In the group, there is one person who makes the video and two people who are actually in the video.

Everyone in our group wanted to make a video on plastic in the ocean, because that’s what we all liked. Before we were put into these groups, we watched a video explaining this, and it said that plastic is not bio degradable. We made a script explaining the harm that plastic does to animals, specifically turtles, whales, sharks, and sea birds. We then shot the video on Ellie’s computer, with all of reading the video in front of a green screen. After we watched the video, we saw that it didn’t turn out as we had hoped. The lighting was bad, all of couldn’t fit inside the green screen, the quality was bad, and we couldn’t do the animation because there as no time. Even though it didn’t turn out as we had hoped, it was still fun making the video, and it was funny for the first time, because we failed so many times and it was hilarious. Even though the video didn’t turn out like we hoped, it was still fun to make.


  • How much plastic is being dumped into the ocean daily?
  • How much does it cost to clean up the plastic in the ocean?
  • How long does it take for plastic to end up in the ocean?

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