Going deeper into plastics

Learning scenario to know deeper what a plastic is, the environmental impact they produce and the new alternatives to take care of resources and nature.

Author: Laura Fernández Alonso.

Colegio Corazón de María, Gijón (Spain).

Resources: BLOOM School Box – Growing plastic and new life for plastic


-Worksheets created by the teacher, inspired in the resource above (these worksheets can be found in the blog .

-Laboratory instruments: we did bioplastic in the lab, so we used specific material for it, described in the worksheet.

-Digital tools: such as genially, quizzlet and others.

Audience: 3º ESO (15 years old students)

I strongly recommend other teachers to use this method in class because by this learning scenario students will:

  • Be aware of the real situation about plastic pollution
  • Identify plastics in daily life
  • Understand the differneces between the types of plastics and their main characteristics.
  • Familiarize students with bioplastic
  • Work in the lab to make bioplastic
  • Understand what a bioplastic is and the future of that kind of material.
  • Collaborate in group
  • Share ideas and discuss about the topics

Remember that all activity development is deeply described in the blog.