Plastics — Where Do They Come From?


Students will research different types of plastics and their uses.


Summary


SEEd 8.1.4 Obtain and evaluate information to describe how synthetic materials come from natural resources, what their functions are, and how society uses these new materials. Examples of synthetic materials could include medicine, foods, building materials, plastics, or alternative fuels. (PS1.A, PS1.B, ESS3.A)


Lesson Performance Expectations


Students will research different types of plastics and their uses. They will also conduct several tests on the plastics to determine their physical properties.