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In this activity, learners will investigate air and gravity through the use of various fabrics by through them in the air. Activity includes step-by-step instructions and extension ideas.
Incredible Shrinking ShapesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners get hands-on experience with ratios and scaling while making their own jewelry out of recycled plastic containers.
Fused Plastic Wallet
In this up-cycling activity, learners recycle plastic bags and repurpose them into useful wallets.
Make a Garbage Bag Kite
Make a kite out of a garbage bag, shower curtain, painting tarp--anything light, thin, flexible and plastic!
In this environmental activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners identify household products that are recyclable and explore the different types of recyclable plastics.
Heat makes some materials expand, and it makes others shrink.
ShrinkersAdd to list Details
In this hands-on activity, learners use heat to shrink samples of polystyrene plastic (#6 recycle code). Learners compare the size and shape of the plastic pieces before and after shrinking.
Clay BridgesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene). The instructions include discussion questions for both before and after bridge building.
Shrinkers: Cook up some plastic!Add to list Details
In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners (with adult help and supervision) investigate how heat affects polystyrene plastic.
In this activity, learners explore the flexibility of polymer chains by pushing sharpened pencils through a Ziploc bag.
Super ShrinkersAdd to list Details
In this activity on page 14 of the PDF (Rethinking the 3 R’s: It’s Easy to be Green), learners turn plain pieces of recycled plastic into shrunken works of art.
In this activity, learners determine the elastic and plastic properties of different types of metal wires.
Density IntensityAdd to list Details
In this activity on page 12 of the PDF (Rethinking the 3 R’s: It’s Easy to be Green), learners examine how recyclable materials are separated by various properties at recycling centers.
Electrostatic Water AttractionAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners conduct a simple experiment to see how electrically charged things like plastic attract electrically neutral things like water.
Fantastic PlasticAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate the properties of plastic bags. Learners find out what happens when they slowly push a pencil through a plastic bag filled with water.
In this activity, learners follow simple historical maritime recipes to cook up hardtack and swanky, and then compare the foods they eat to what was served on ships in the past.