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114 resources with the concept plastic

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Adrift in a Sea of Plastic

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are awash in plastic. The four lessons in the “Adrift in a Sea of Plastic” module challenge young environmentalists to design a solution to eliminating these plastic trash islands. After researching causes...
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TeachEngineering: Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A multidisciplinary unit has young engineers explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an essential tool in planning any engineering projects. The lessons and activities in Part 1 of the unit look at GIS in general. Part 2 focuses on...
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American Chemical Society: Middle School Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce middle schoolers to the basic principles of chemistry with a curriculum set packed with activities and experiments that let learners explore the attractions and motion of atoms and molecules, the state changes of water,...
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Middle School Chemistry: Chapter 6 - Chemical Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Catalysts, reactants, or products? The final unit in the middle school chemistry module examines chemical changes. Tweens perform experiments to determine what factors impact the rate of chemical reactions, study energy changes, both...
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Natural Resources and Synthetic Materials

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All synthetic materials began as natural materials. An engaging lesson begins with a hands-on activity and an example of the type of research that scholars perform independently. Then pupils receive a topic and begin researching the...
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What Really Happens to the Plastic You Throw Away

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Inspire environmentally conscious young minds with an exceptional video, which traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles after they are thrown away and move through the earth with different journeys through a landfill, an...
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The Story of Petroleum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An array of video clips, photographs, and drawings keep visual learners engaged, and an agreeable narration voice draws in auditory learners. It begins by explaining the formation of fossil fuels and progresses into how oil is located,...
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Sorting Plastics For Recycling

For Teachers 9th - 12th
First, young chemists practice polymer identification by density and flame tests. With the data collected, they propose a method of separating polyethylene from other plastics and determine what property makes it desirable for recycling....
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Materials

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
This interactive presentation is a visual delight for young eyes! The title slide allows you to click on one type of material: wood, fabric, plastic, metal, or paper. You are then taken to a slide to consider numerous objects and...
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Plastic-Free Is Not Easy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Paper or plastic? Scholars discuss a worksheet containing grocery photos in which consumers were challenged to buy items without plastic wrapping or containers. Learners rank the food items by the need for packaging, such as a banana,...
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The Problem of Plastic Trash Islands

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Trash collection can be a hassle, especially out in the ocean. The second of four parts in the Adrift in a Sea of Plastic unit has pupils research plastic trash islands in marine ecosystems. They investigate why they occur and potential...
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Conductors and Insulators: Materials and Design | UNC-TV Science

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does a material encourage or discourage the flow of thermal energy? Pupils learn that the answer determines whether a material is a conductor or insulator in a concise video presentation. The lesson also includes several examples of...
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Sink or Swim?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What's with all the numbers on plastic products? Learners complete an in-depth analysis of the physical properties of the different plastic types. They connect the properties of the plastics to uses and test their observation skills by...
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Density Column

For Teachers 6th - 12th
It may sink or float—and classes will know why! A hands-on activity has learners experiment with different liquids of varying densities by creating a colorful density column. They connect the mass and volume of the liquid to its tendency...
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Recycling Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recycling is a sorting action. Given different recyclable materials, teams create a pile of pieces of material. Exchanging piles, groups devise a plan to sort the materials quickly and efficiently. Learners extend the activity by making...
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Plastic Milk

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Curdle milk on purpose. Pupils mix vinegar with milk to produce curds and then explore the properties of the curds. Scholars redo the experiment by changing up one of the variables and observing what happens.
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Investigating the Properties of Plastic and its Effects on the Environment

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Pore over the properties of plastic. Working through four different stations, pupils investigate some properties of plastic, including chemical decomposition, mechanical breakdown, density, and the ability to infiltrate the food chain....
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Biodegradable Husk-Bags Design Challenge

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Those corn husks can be put to good use. Future engineers design and build a new, biodegradable bag for potato chips out of corn husks. They test out their bags by shaking, dropping, and tossing them, as well as placing them in water.
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Plastic in the Sea

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How much plastic do people use? Class members identify how plastic is involved in their daily lives by looking at food packaging either at a grocery store or at home. Learners view statistics for the amount of plastics found on a beach...
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Can Plastic Be Composted?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some plastics market as green, but are they really? Turns out, the question is a complicated one. A video lesson describes how these new plastics may have some decomposing properties but need a little boost from industry. The lesson...
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How Plastic Recycling Actually Works

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Those recycled plastic bottles end up as some pretty interesting things in their second lives. A lesson explains the process of recycling plastic. Scholars learn about the different products of recycled plastic—including t-shirts!
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Plastic Sight Words

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Plastic math? Have young learners count and name the number of plastic items in their centers. Kindergartners match sight word cards to the number of plastics in a given group, while learning that plastics come in all different shapes,...
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Preventing Plastic Pollution

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
While plastics don't biodegrade, they do photodegrade, creating issues in Earth's oceans. The final video in the Healthy Oceans series explains why plastic in oceans causes so many issues. the narrator explains the impact of plastic...
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Materials Lab

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is wood good for building houses, but not the best choice for high-rise apartments? Future materials scientists put building materials to the test using a hands-on interactive. Pupils pull and push on substances such as reinforced...