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Plasticus Maritimus (Kobo eBook)

Plasticus Maritimus By Ana Pego, Isabel Minhós Martins, Bernado P. Carvalho Cover Image
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  • Honorbale Mention—Bologna Ragazzi Award
  • A valuable, middle-grade resource to help kids learn about the effects of waterborne plastics and how they are affecting our world’s oceans and the planet itself.
  • Combines science, activism, and art into a multifaceted and highly comprehensive book ideal for school and home libraries.
  • Pêgo’s approach is positive and practical, inspiring readers to not only learn about the problem, but to also become part of the solution.
  • Critiques current “solutions” to the plastics crisis, such as recycling, and offers better, more informed solutions, which kids and adults can try at home.
  • A fun “field guide” shares how to identify plastics as an invasive species: how to categorize it, collect it, and safely move it elsewhere.
  • Includes colorful images of plastics found “in the wild” in locations around the world.


Guided Reading Level: W

Common Core State Standards

Next Generation Science Standards
MS-LS1-From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
MS-LS2-Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS-LS4-Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
MS-ETS1-Engineering Design
MS-ESS3-Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS2-Earth's Systems
MS-PS1-Matter and its Interactions
MS-PS2-Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781771646444
Publisher: Greystone Kids
Publication Date: September 6th, 2020