Lesson Overview

How can we prevent balloons from ending up in the environment?
Students learn about balloons that become marine debris, and then identify solutions that would prevent these objects from ending up on the beach. (Gr 4-12)

Lesson Materials
PDF icon Balloons on the Beach full lesson plan637.06 KB
Program Name and Website
Marine Debris Interruptions
Grade Level
Gr 4-5
Middle School
High School
Marine debris
Lesson Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

  • ESS3.C: Human impacts on Earth systems
  • ETS1A: Defining and delimiting and engineering problem
  • ETS1B: Developing possible solutions