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Grade 6-8

Water Pollution and Covid: Effects of Water Pollution

by Payton M. | Science

5 Lessons 19:06
  1. 1. The Ocean as a Garbage Can 2:21
  2. 2. Sources of Pollution 3:23
  3. 3. Point and Non-point source pollution 4:44
  4. 4. Polluted Water and Water-borne Illness 3:29
  5. 5. Filtration Experiment, part 2 5:09

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"See the effects that water pollution has on both human and animal ecosystems. Evaluate ocean acidification and the proliferation of water-borne illnesses, and research interruptions in the habitats of aquatic creatures due to excessive plastic waste.

Dive into the expansive effects of water pollution and the steps humans can take to improve the infrastructure of our water resources."


Water Filtration Experiment Part 2

Course overview


The Ocean as a Garbage Can

Students will become familiar with humanities history of treating the ocean as a personal dumping ground


Sources of Pollution

Students will review what constitutes a limited resource and what contaminants are most likely to pollute a water source.


Point and Non-point source pollution

Students will become familiar with the two main types of water pollution, point source and non-point source.


Polluted Water and Water-borne Illness

Learn about the various disease that occurs from polluted water.


Filtration Experiment, part 2

Continuing to another filtration medium, the filtration study continues in pursuit of which household item is most effective.

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  • Environmental Science
  • experiment
  • Pollution
  • water
  • water systems

Recommended Materials

A plastic water bottle, preferably 1 liter or larger, scissors, a sharp pen or a pin, a container of dirty water, sand.


Payton is a composer and orchestrator who recently graduated with High Honors in music from Wesleyan University. His passion for environmental advocacy, education, and activism is spurred by a love of nature and burning hate for climate change denialism.

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