PROJECT SWELL REMOTE LEARNING CURRICULUM
In the fourth grade curriculum, students learn about marine debris, its impact on our ocean, and how to prevent it. They are guided through a hands-on activity that illustrates the impact marine debris entanglement can have on marine mammals, and they take a bonus virtual field trip of a local watershed.
Included on this page, you will find:
- The pre-survey
- The lesson plan
- The video lesson
- The video activity
- The activity checklist
- The activity book
- A bonus virtual field trip video
- The post-survey
Before beginning the module, students take a brief pre-survey to gauge their environmental knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes. Surveys take 3-5 minutes to complete; students do not need an account to participate.
In the Project SWELL Fourth Grade Video Lesson, students learn about marine debris, how it impacts the environment, and what can be done to prevent it.
In the Project SWELL Fourth Grade Video Activity, students participate in a hands-on activity that shows them how marine mammals, like dolphins, are impacted by marine debris entanglement.
Be sure to refer to this activity checklist prior to watching the video to make sure you are prepared for the activity.
BONUS VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
In this virtual field trip, students join Canyonlands Naturalist Kindra on a walk through Manzanita Canyon, where we learn about the human impacts on wild spaces. Manzanita Canyon is in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, and part of the Pueblo Watershed.
At the end of the module, students take the post-survey to gauge any change in their environmental knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes. To request a copy of your class survey results for your own evaluation, please email [email protected].
Thank you for participating in Project SWELL and using our fourth grade curriculum to teach your students about marine debris! Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions, comments, and feedback. We look forward to hearing from you!