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Education Course Curriculum

The foundation of our future rests in the actions of our hands now and the growing minds of our youth. SEED believes education is the most valuable investment.

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For this reason we have developed and are openly providing a hands-on, team building curriculum that stimulates S.T.E.M based learning and sustainability. By encompassing everything we have discovered and created we hope to empower others through action and learning. 

We are currently working with schools, students and educators on finalizing our curriculum so we may provide a basic framework for all ages. This allows anyone to learn and teach the fundamentals while giving teachers the ability to expand upon their students grade level.  Below is an outline of what the curriculum will cover. Make sure to keep connected to stay informed about our curriculum launch in the coming months!

Module 1 - THE PROBLEM WITH PLASTICS

  • Go over plastic production, life cycle, recycling myths and different types of plastics.

  • BSD video is used to easily show and explain the construction and ideas around the device.

  • Teach students how to gather resources and utilize basic tools to create a BSD. We encourage you to improve and adapt with these systems. 

  • Instructions on how to use and maintain the BSD

  • Ocean currents and surface wind conditions

Module 2 - TRASH TIME MACHINE

  • Where does our waste go

  • TTM video is shown to explain separation process

  • Methods being used before to separate material

  • Pathways for plastic into the Ocean

  • Introduction to Boyle's Law and Archimedes Principle 

  • Importance or returning the natural material to the beaches

Module 3 - MICRO PLASTICS 

  • Missing microplastic data

  • POPs video is shown to explain the reason behind separating the material by size. 

  • Different types of microplastics 

  • Wentworth Grade scale and why it was chosen

  • Persistent Organic Pollutants  

  • Plastic ingestion implications

Module 4 - DO IT FOR THE DATA

  • Why it accumulates

  • Help us collect data and bring about change by performing a few extra steps. 

  • The different size categories are weighed and uploaded adding to our global database.

  • Teach students about creating and reading graph.