A Plastic Ocean Documentary Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (2016)

A Plastic Ocean Documentary Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (2016) challenges students to engage in Craig Leeson’s unexpected journey from tracking down blue whales to exploring the affects of plastic in our oceans. Explore the affects of microplastics on aquatic life and the living conditions in Tavula, Manila and the Mediterranean. Think critically about plastics that have and don’t have BPA and the idea of social plastics. Research solutions like pyrogenesis, bioremediation, phytoremediation, and pyrolysis. Finally describe and evaluate what individuals can do to help.

This movie is available for streaming on Netflix as of March 2020.

This resource consists of 12 high-level, short answer and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.

This product .zip file includes:

  • A student movie guide, PDF print version (4 pages)
  • A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (4 pages)
    *An answer key is included with this movie guide, however many answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters’ dialogue and behavior. See the preview for samples.
    *CCSS alignment indicating standards met, PDF (1 page - see also preview image)
    **CCSS Note: I’ve taken the liberty of aligning certain reading standards with the act of consuming content via the movie instead. Although students aren’t reading they are asked to perform the same cognitive functions on the content that they consumed from the movie.

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