Virtual Field Trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch! – Google Slides & Seesaw

Virtual Field Trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch! – Google Slides & Seesaw


Virtual Field Trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch!

⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students will travel to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to explore the effects of garbage and pollution on Earth’s ecosystems. Students will learn about the Pacific Ocean, the problems with plastic waste, how plastic is recycled, marine life in jeopardy, and steps they can take to make a difference in ocean pollution. This virtual field trip in Google Slides & Seesaw contains embedded videos (Google) & video links (Seesaw), images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.


⭐️This resource integrates a variety of science, social studies, and reading skills. Students also complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. It incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, social studies, and other skills.


*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.



✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.


✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.


✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.


✏️Writing, Social Studies, & Science – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.


What’s Included?

1. Have You Heard? Great Pacific Garbage Patch Passage

2. Submarine Video & Definitions

3. Underwater Expedition! Notebook

4. Pacific Ocean Video

5. Locate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Map

6. What is debris? Video

7. Plastic Problems Video & Sort

8. Inside a Plastic Bottle Recycling Plant Video

9. The Marine Food Web Video

10. Animals in Trouble! Videos & Captions

11. The Effects on Land Slideshow

12. What Can We Do? Passage

13. Kids Can Make a Difference! Cartoon

14. Make a Pledge!

15. Spread the Word!

16. Other Places to Explore!


Answer Key Included


This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:

  • 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
  • 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.


Time to Complete:

This virtual field trip takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.


Copyright & Terms of Use

For copyright information and a summary of how this resource can and cannot be used, please review the Terms of Use Page.


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