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I Am/Who Has: A Litter Matching Game

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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence

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I Am/Who Has: A Litter Matching Game

In this game, learners match descriptions of marine debris (shoes, batteries, paper towels, etc.) to images of these items. This activity can lead to a discussion about the effects of marine debris and how these effects can be reduced.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Human Impact
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Includes assesments for student learning

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Access Rights:

  • Free access




  • All Rights Reserved, Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, ©2012

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation, 0827983
  • National Science Foundation, 0828142
  • National Science Foundation, 0827953
  • NOAA National Sea Grant
  • Office of Naval Research
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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