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Hands-on Activity

Green Plastics

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will conduct an investigation to create a bioplastic as an alternative to plastics we typically use as consumers. Students will compare and contrast the properties of each. They will then research and design a method bioplastics could be used to reduce waste as an alternative to plastics used currently.
Overview
Topic: Biodiversity and Humans
Real World Science Topics:
  • An evaluation of the impacts plastic have on the environment
  • A constructed idea on how to use a natural resource to solve a problem
  • Analyze the impact of humans on the environment
Objective
After completing this activity students will be able to evaluate how the use of plastics is detrimental to the environment. Students will evaluate solutions using bioplastics to solve a real world problem.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 3 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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