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Microplastics: Making the Invisible Visible


Inke Falkner ,

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Jane Theau,

Alana Rooney,

Jackie Slaviero


Mounting scientific evidence suggests that the impacts of plastic, polluting the environment, are manyfold and serious. Consequently, worldwide, there are numerous excellent programs that engage children to participate actively in combatting this persistent environmental problem. Here, we present the program Living a Life Less Plastic, which we developed for Australian primary school students in Years five and six (US grades fifth and sixth). The program combines creative arts activities with a real-life scientific investigation on microplastics in beach sand, with the aim to encourage children to apply their creativity and critical thinking in the fight against a world choking by plastic.

How to Cite: Falkner, I., Theau, J., Rooney, A., & Slaviero, J. (2018). Microplastics: Making the Invisible Visible. Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 32(1), 19–24. DOI:
Published on 01 Jul 2018.
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