Plastic Project

A Student-Driven Global Educational Project

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How?

Teachers can sign up for free and will have access to our curriculum, guidelines and will be able to connect with other teachers from across the world.

Authentic Learning

Students explore, find solutions and share at our website.

When?

May 3 - 3 weeks

Plastic Project

How It Works

01

Sign up & Connect

Join our community for free and start making friends with teachers from across the world. Share best practices, concerns and expertise. No stress - have fun!

02

Connect & Learn

You'll get access to our free Curriculum, Lesson Plans and Activities. You're not alone: you'll be guided by our facilitators in 10 different languages.

03

Post your students' work

Your students explore, discuss, find solutions and publish findings and solutions online so they can learn in authentic ways from peers in every continent. Both teachers and students receive certificates.

Plastic Project

A Change of Behavior

Students can do more than memorizing who invented plastic.

They have the potential to come up with solutions and take meaningful actions. During this project students will learn to create their own bioplastics, but they'll also learn that the carbon footprint of a paper bag is even worse than a re-usable plastic bag. That 80% of tap water has microplastics and that the plastic soup is not really tasty. During their journey they'll be able to be creative, will have to think critically, collaborate on a global scale and solve real-world problems. Oh. And be beware. There may be empathy in your classroom. Bring the world into your classroom.

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PLASTIC PROJECT

A 3 week Journey

History and Production

What are key actions in a process of rethinking an assumption or behavior? How can timelines give historical context when learning about a modern technology like plastics? How can step-by-step directions be used to better understand a process of production?

Considerations and Uses

What is your current relationship with plastic? Based on the noted advantages of plastics, what are beneficial uses? How might you use PSAs to bring attention to the critical challenges of end-of-life applications of plastics?

Solutions and Plan for Action

How might we look to people (and sometimes worms) as inspiration for our own action? How can current processes and designs be improved to reduce the negative impact of plastics? How can students use new learning to create and propose a plan to rethink plastics?

6 continents

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What's in it for you?

Students

Will be able to interact with students from every corner of the world. They'll be offered engaging activities and will learn in authentic ways. During their journey they'll be able to be creative, find solutions and collaborate on global scale. They'll be offered a certificate & badge by the end of the project.

Teachers

Will be able to connect to other teachers through our network. They will be personally guided by our qualified facilitators and will be offered free lesson plans and a curriculum with the right information pointing out how to teach about plastics and sustainability. They'll be offered a certificate & badge by the end of the project.

Schools

European schools can get a blue label, offered by the European Commission. This involves a fancy plaque and a dedicated webpage at the EU commission's website. Participating schools be featured on press and social media.