What Flows Around Comes Around

What Flows Around Comes Around

WEATHER AND CLIMATE STORYLINE THREE

While researching marine life around the newly-opened island, Leilani discovers a piece of trash. Worried that this may mean that a floating garbage patch has already accumulated near Espeth, Leilani asks the player for help understanding how currents function, and what impact this has on the planet.

NGSS Alignment
NGSS Alignment

This storyline aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards at MS-ESS2-6.

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Real World Connections
Real World Connections

This storyline is based on the anchoring phenomenon of the Pacific Garbage Patch, using that to build understanding of global patterns of heat and air distribution.

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