What Belongs on a Beach? introduces the concept that some things belong on a beach and other things do not. It describes the different ways that trash can end up on a beach and its consequences to marine organisms. The book demonstrates how the kind of marine litter found on a beach is evidence about where it comes from.
This book provides a real world context for the sorting and classifying that students do in class and provides an opportunity for students to practice making inferences about the source of marine litter.