The Plastic Coast

Gothenburg, Sweden

Lesson: The Plastic Coast
The place, the people, the ecosystem

The Maritime Museum Aquarium’s big new temporary exhibition OUT TO SEA? is about the plastic in the world’s oceans and seas. The plastic permeates the ecosystems, affecting  creatures and organisms, also at the micro level. How does the plastic litter affect the marine environment of the West Coast? What do the beaches look like? What is happening on the surface and on the sea floor? How are the creatures affected? We are inspired by and visit the Maritime Museum Aquarium’s big new temporary exhibition OUT TO SEA? to thereafter look closer at the local food chains and the accumulation of plastic particles at all levels in the food chains. We show examples amongst the creatures at the Aquarium.

Target group: school years 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and upper secondary
Duration time: 60 minutes (can be combined)
Connections to LGR11 are amongst others: biology, home - and consumer economics and geography (read more on our website)

Possibility to combine:
This lesson can be favourably combined with the lessons The Age of Plastic and/or The Plastic Society. Welcome to book those lessons also! Would you like us to visit your school with a variation of these lessons? Contact our lesson booking.

To book Lesson:
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Alternatively via Telephone: 031-368 35 55 Mobile: 0722-11 12 60 Telephone times: Mon 9am -11am, Tues and Wed 1pm-3pm. Email: bokningar.sjofartsmuseum(at)

Cost: The lesson is free for schools within Gothenburg Municipality. For schools/groups from other municipalities, the fee is 350 Sek for one lesson and 600 Sek for two consecutive lessons.