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Lesson Plans

  • Elasticity Test
    Working in groups, students will carry out a controlled experiment which will compare the elasticity of six-pack carriers that have been exposed to ultraviolet light to that of carriers which have not been exposed.
  • Buoyancy
    Students will observe characteristics of positive and negative buoyancy as they pertain to various types of plastics, and understand why it is important that photodegradable six-pack carriers have positive buoyancy.
  • Disposal
    Students will gain a basic understanding of three disposal options available for disposing of post-consumer six-pack carriers by constructing Venn diagrams that illustrate the similarities and differences among recycling, landfilling, and littering.

Worksheets & Certificates

  • Quest Maze Worksheet
    The Student will demonstrate an understanding of how scientific inquiry and technological design, including mathematical analysis, can be used appropriately to pose questions, seek answers and develop solutions as a scientist to help lessen plastic packaging pollution.
  • Certificate of Achievement
    Certificates for students can be awarded when they complete the Quest of the Ring Leaders environmental education game.
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  • Clemson University Lesson Plan
    In this lesson, the high school or college aged student will demonstrate an understanding of how scientific inquiry and technological design, including mathematical analysis, can be used appropriately to pose questions, seek answers and develop solutions as a scientist to help lessen plastic packaging pollution.

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