How are plastics created? Is Plastic a Problem? – Plastic Video Worksheet

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Plastics have become an essential, yet sometimes a wasteful component of our daily lives. Just where do these ever-present materials come from? How are plastics created? Why have single-use plastics become so influential? Answer these questions and more as your students explore the world of plastics…

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Plastics have become an essential, yet sometimes a wasteful component of our daily lives. Just where do these ever-present materials come from? How are plastics created? Why have single-use plastics become so influential? Answer these questions and more as your students explore the world of plastics with National Geographic. Student Outcomes: 1. Students will understand how plastics are created and the history of the human-plastic relationship. 2. Students will examine the long-term impacts of plastic use. 3. Students will suggest and evaluate plastic alternatives.

Suggested Teaching Methods:

1. Pair students to watch and answer questions together.

2. Watch the video as a class, then assign questions as a follow-up activity.

3. Assign each student a question(s) to answer and share.

4. Use as a lesson plan for a substitute teacher.

5. Utilize as an extra credit or homework activity for a related topic lesson.

This lesson includes a link to a National Geographic YouTube video that is 6 minutes in length. In addition, it includes a cover page, student response questions, an answer key, and an extension activity for students to further assess their learning.

Format:

– Fillable PDF for easy use in the paperless classroom or quick printing

– Answer key included

– Hyperlink to video in the guide

⏳Teaching Time

30 minutes

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✅Tip:

Students using Chromebooks should download the free Chrome app DocHub.

It saves their work in the PDF as they work and has great sharing options including Google Classroom

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