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Unit 0: Plastic Solutions
Unidad 0: Soluciones de plástico
Unidade 0: Soluções Plásticas
Interactive Science Notebook
Cuaderno interactivo de ciencias
Caderno de Ciências Interativas
Here is a link to the Table of Contents (TOC) for U0: Plastic Solutions.
If you are ABSENT, look at the TOC to see if pages have been added. Right-hand pages can be photocopied using the class photocopier.
Aquí hay un enlace a la Tabla de contenidos (TOC) para U1: Soluciones plásticas.
Si está AUSENTE, mire la tabla de contenido para ver si se han agregado páginas. Las páginas derechas se pueden fotocopiar utilizando la fotocopiadora de la clase.
Aqui está um link para o Índice (TOC) para U1: Plastic Solutions.
Se você estiver ausente, examine o índice para ver se as páginas foram adicionadas. As páginas do lado direito podem ser fotocopiadas usando a fotocopiadora da classe.
You are an inventor. You are making a device to stop plastic pollution.
Eres un inventor. Está haciendo un dispositivo para detener la contaminación plástica.
Você é um inventor. Você está fazendo um dispositivo para parar a poluição de plástico.
How can we engineer for good to help solve the plastic pollution problem?
- What are the steps an inventor or engineer takes during the design process?
- How do scientists determine the type of model (conceptual or physical) to use to explain an idea?
- What are plastics?
- What are the benefits and concerns around plastic products?
- How do engineers revise designs to improve them?
- Plastic is a synthetic material, which means that it is not naturally occurring.
- The raw ingredients used to make plastics are fossil fuels.
- Fossil fuels were created by decaying plants and animals being exposed to heat and pressure over 300 millions of years - long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
- Some common fossil fuels are coal, oil, natural gas and petroleum.
- Fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource, which means that once they are consumed they cannot be replaced.
- Fossil fuels are not biodegradable. This means that the plastic is not broken down into smaller pieces of materials that are usable by organisms. Pretty much every piece of plastic that has been made is still on the planet.
- Plastic is not truly recyclable. A recyclable material (ex. glass and metal) can be reformed infinitely into high quality materials with the same properties as the original material. Plastic is downcyclable, which means it can only be reformed once and then after that the material is trash.
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