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Big Bag Ban

Big Bag Ban
    • BIG BAG BAN

      Learning Context

      The EU has recently approved tough new measures to slash the use of plastic bags. New targets will force each country to reduce plastic bag use by 80% before 2019.
      In this activity students examine degradable plastic bags as a possible alternative to ordinary plastic bags. They choose questions to ask experts, and come to a reasoned decision in answer to the dilemma question: will degradable plastic bags solve the problems caused by ordinary plastic bags?

      Learning objective

      In this lesson students will decide whether to replace ordinary polythene bags with degradable bags using:

      • Materials: properties of polymers
      • Science in society: evaluate the merits of a solution to a real-world problem

      Curriculum link

      England National Curriculum KS3:

      • Working Scientifically:  Analysis and evaluation: Present reasoned explanations
      • Chemistry: Materials: Properties of polymers

      GCSE Combined Science subject content:

      • Working Scientifically:  Development of scientific thinking: explain everyday and technological applications of science; evaluate associated personal, social, economic and environmental implications; and make decision based on the evaluation of evidence and arguments
      • Chemistry: Chemical bonding: describe and compare the nature and arrangement of chemical bonds in..polymers…

  • Material learning outcomes

    In this lesson students will decide whether to replace ordinary polythene bags with degradable bags using:

    • Materials: properties of polymers
    • Science in society: evaluate the merits of a solution to a real-world problem

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