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Plastic through time

Hop into a time machine and investigate the history of plastic. Explore an interactive timeline of how plastic was invented and how it ended up in every part of our lives! At the end of each era, dive underwater in 360° video to see for yourself how plastic is affecting our ocean.

Virtual reality 15 min virtual reality
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Upcycle challenge: Students reflect on how corporations and governments can help to reduce plastic waste. Next, they learn about the linear and circular economy, and reflect on sustainability. Next, it is time to be creative and innovative! Students are asked to brainstorm ways to upcycle plastic items. Then they decide what to build, gather their materials, and build some prototypes!

Need a shorter activity? Check out the postcard reflection activity in the teacher resources below.

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