Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion, at the library. It blends M's interest in trash, recycling and protecting the Earth with our Ocean Odyssey theme at his Junior First Lego League club. Did we read the whole book? No. It's written for older children. But we looked through the pictures and read selectively from the text. We also learned about Earth's oceans, major currents, the Great Garbage Patches, and talked about different marine animals (in the context of them getting hurt by all the trash in the oceans).
The following Lego League meeting was all about intertidal zone. As part of their learning experience, kids did a little craft, trying to make an animal or a plant that inhabits the intertidal zone. Some made anemones, others - mussels, yet others - starfish. M was pretty stubborn about sticking to his choice - ocean surface littered with trash. When I pointed out that it was neither animal or plant, he said that he knew it, but if he didn't do it, nobody would remember about it. And so there it is on the poster - blue "bubble" pattern with ugly brownish marks on it for trash.