Some facts that can be used to teach children about the negative impacts of littering are the amount of garbage that is dumped into the ocean each year, its illegality, the main causes of littering and the most common ob... More »

According to Greek mythology, Poseidon was the god of the sea, earthquakes and horses. He was best known as the god of the sea, and sailors claimed to rely on Poseidon for protection and safe passage on their journeys. H... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology

Xerosis cutis is the medical term for extremely dry skin, explains Healthline. Skin requires moisture and natural oils to remain smooth and flexible; losing either causes dryness. Symptoms of xerosis include dry, itchy, ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

The two main causes of garbage pollution are a lack of a proper garbage collection system in the area and the presence of an improper disposal mechanism. In most cities, garbage is collected by a civic agency or contract... More »

Ocean pollution is caused by numerous industrial and domestic activities, which include oil spills, garbage dumping, sewage and factory-waste disposal and the use of toxic pesticides. These activities pollute the oceans ... More »

Americans produced 250 million tons of garbage in the form of grass clippings, bottles, furniture, batteries and other items in 2010, according to Live Science. Landfills comprise 54 percent of all waste. Around 34 perce... More » Science Environmental Science Pollution

The measure of a person's impact on the environment is a simple way to define carbon footprint to children. A more in-depth explanation is that it is the amount of carbon produced by all of a person's activities. More » Science Environmental Science Pollution