The world had the Bronze Age, then the Iron Age, and now we sadly are entering the Plastic Age. In addition to the huge amount of plastic trash that exists in every corner of the world, tiny and microscopic pieces of plastic seep into the soil, the fish and the air, posing a threat to both animal and human health. Where does microplastic come from? Who is it bad for?
After getting seafood from the local grocer, we will dissect and use different chemicals and lab equipment to filter out any microplastic from their bodies. We will stain, and then watch them under a microscope equipped with UV light. After identifying the type of plastics, we will collect data and analyze it. We will put our findings on a poster that parents can see when they come at the end of the week to our open house.