In this activity, students learn how garbage, like plastic bags, can be mistaken for food by marine animals.
Garbage is not a natural thing found in the environment. Animals that live in the ocean mistake garbage such as plastic bags as food, so what lands in the oceans can end up in the stomachs of animals. For instance, plastic bags can look like jellyfish and bottle caps can be mistaken for fish.
For this make and take, students will make plastic bag jellyfish in bottles. They can be used as paperweights and act as a reminder to reduce the amount of plastics we use daily.