Plastic Water Bottle Design – What’s the Best Shape?

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Join the fight to reduce plastic waste. A hands-on STEM activity first teaches scholars about the scourge of plastic waste. They then measure the dimensions of water bottles to calculate surface areas and volumes before using the surface area-to-volume ratio to design the most cost-effective plastic water bottle.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a math teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the SLED Design series
  • Requires a variety of materials, including a set of plastic bottles of different sizes
  • Learners should be able to create graphs
Pros

  • Lists vocabulary terms and their definitions
  • Includes link to a video on plastic garbage
Cons

  • None