This program introduces students to the history of plastics manufacturing. Students then participate in a mini-lab where various types of plastic are analyzed and identified using a basic flow chart. Students will then see a variety of new products that were recycled from other materials or created using bioplastics.
Science SOLs: PS.1, PS.5, ES.6, CH.1, CH.6
Concepts and Vocabulary Introduced
Recycle, Decompose, Biodegrade, Photodegrade, Extruded, Density, Resins, Polymers, Monomers, Bioplastics, Petrochemicals, Carbon
Equipment Needed: Well ventilated room or window. Small table.
Duration: 45 - 60 minutesSchedule this Program