Solving Sea (test version)

Age Group: 10 to 12, 12 to 14, Over 14
Resolution: Individual, Group
Duration: Less than an hour, One to two hours, Two to four hours, More than four hours



The aim is to figure out what causes sea litter by exploring data from across Europe.

Learning Objectives

1. Gain knowledge of the extent of Sea Litter in Europe by exploring data 2. Understand how correlation may not be the same as causation 3. Be able to make a case for causation based on research and data exploration.


This is an open ended problem using live data from the European Union. Students will interrogate data and come up with some hypotheses of causation of sea litter. They will then make a case for causation and perhaps think fo some solutions.