Electronic Gadgets

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In this 2-minute animated video from Public Broadcasting Service's LOOP SCOOPS, Oliver and his sister Gabby learn about Oliver's computer game. The kids discover that parts in the game device came from 18 different countries and traveled 228,000 miles; the device contains titanium, gold, and mercury; and that often these devices end up in landfills. After learning this, Oliver decides to not get a new game device, but to keep his. 

Materials Available: 
Videos
Grade Level: 
PreK-2
3-5
6-8
Content Areas: 
Arts
Science
Social Studies
21st Century
Topic: 
Reduction/Consumption
Natural Resources/Life Cycles