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Fused Plastic Wallet


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    Community Science Workshop Network

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Fused Plastic Wallet

In this up-cycling activity, learners recycle plastic bags and repurpose them into useful wallets. Learners cut and iron grocery bags into new shapes and designs so that they can be reused as wallets. Use this activity to introduce learners to polymers, biodegradable materials, and up-cycling.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 3 plastic grocery bags
  • 1 yard parchment paper
  • 1 large towel or ironing board
  • scissors
  • iron

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
      • Heat Transfer
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Atomic Structure
      • Elementary Particles and Nuclear Physics

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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  • Oakland Discovery Centers

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Oakland Discovery Centers, ©2012

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