Investigating the Properties of Plastic and its Effects on the Environment

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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. They consider how these properties impact the effect of plastic on the environment.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have a contest to see which group can design the circuit with the greatest amount of electrical energy
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be familiar with food chains and webs
  • Compost needs to be set up several weeks before the lesson
Pros
  • Lists vocabulary terms and their definitions
  • Provides links for additional multimedia support
Cons
  • None
NGSS