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In this video animation from WNET, follow Al the aluminum can on a journey into the ocean after he is tossed away as litter. Students learn about the impact of litter on bodies of water and discover ways to reduce litter. In the accompanying activity, students attempt to clean a simulated polluted lake using various techniques and materials. Additional support materials are available, including discussion questions and teaching tips on using this video to help students consider ways to help the environment.
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