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Grade 6-8

Water Pollution and Covid: The Correlations

by Payton M. | Science

5 Lessons 11:56
  1. 1. Intro 0:52
  2. 2. Covid and Coastal Ecosystems 3:19
  3. 3. Covid and Air pollution 2:23
  4. 4. Covid and Plastic pollution 3:03
  5. 5. Outro 2:19

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Look at the surprising correlation between the early lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic and the revitalization of some aquatic ecosystems. Examine and assess how these results could be achieved without such restriction on human activity.

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 4

Course overview



Students will be asked to recall the early lockdowns of the pandemic, and to develop a hypothesis as to what effects the limited human activities coul


Covid and Coastal Ecosystems

Students will learn of evidence backed improvements to shoreline ecosystems at popular tourist beaches in Ecuador, caused by decreased human activity


Covid and Air pollution

Students will learn how the early pandemic’s restrictions on human travel allowed for a brief respite from air pollution.


Covid and Plastic pollution

Learn how an uptick in the use of single-use plastics during the pandemic has caused calamity for ocean ecosystems as the pandemic has das dragged on.



Concluding statements

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  • Environmental Science
  • Experiment
  • Pollution
  • Science
  • 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, a coffee filter.


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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