Grade Level: 6th; Type: Chemistry
The goal of this project is to create plastic-like products, predecessors to today’s petroleum-based materials. Additionally, students can initiate the decomposition of the plastic they create by burying the items and recovering them later. This project helps students see the difference between organic plastics and the kinds they are used to.
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