IB learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the sources and distribution of pollution in the oceans.
  • Discuss the implications of the pollution of oceans by the disposal of radioactive material, oil and chemical waste.

1: Here is the worksheet for the lecture.

2: As you watch the videos,create a brain frame diagram on the source(s) and consequences of each type of ocean pollution

  • Oil – We will cover oil in more depth in the Hazards Unit next semester.
  • Radioactive Material
  • Chemical Waste
  • Plastic


The Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch

Oceanos de poluição – Vida marinha em perigoOceanos de poluição – Vida marinha em perigoCurta: EcosurfBacalhau é encontrado com lata de alumínio no sistema digestivo.Vídeo: Max Christensen K 148 Jamik

Posted by Ecosurf on Friday, January 29, 2016

Part 1 at 18:00

Part 3 at 6:40

Nuclear Waste

Chemical Waste:

Marine pollution:

Part 3: On the shared Google doc, give a brief timeline and explain the source, distribution and implications of one of the following case studies:

  • Radioactive waste disposal in Russia
  • The London Dumping Convention
  • “Plastic Soup” of waste in pacific Ocean (great garbage patch)
  • Nuclear Waste dumping off the coast of Somalia

You will present your CS to the class on Friday