STEM Careers Coalition: Plastic Patrol

How can communities reduce impact of plastic waste on the environment?

Students discover the environmental cost of “single-use” plastics, particularly the negative impacts on the Earth’s waterways. They will think constructively about plastic waste by designing, building, and optimizing their own solutions for re-using waste on a local level.

Elementary School: Grades K–5
45–60 minute activity

Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Pollution, Polymers
K-6, Educator
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
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