It’s time to summarize our work and tell the world about. Earlier we’ve talked about making interesting movies to tell the world about our thoughts and ideas during this project.
We have done some experiments to identify different plastics. We investigated what happens when we burn them, do they float or sink and how do they sound? After that we looked in a chart to find out which plastic it was and we managed to find out really well.
Groups from the project “Blast the Plast” in Sweden was participating in a lecture made by John Downey from Dalenium Science Center. Throughout the day both Iceland and Germany could follow all contents as a virtual mobility.
As we learned it takes hundreds of years for plastic to decompose. And even when it is not visible to our human eye anymore little bits and pieces still remain. Those debris can come in all shapes and sizes. Per definition one calls them “microplastics” if the reach a size less than five millimeters in […]
The Swedish students got to learn more about monomers and polymers last week. We read about it, looked at a movie about plastic and talked about it and we built molecules.
Unfortunately it is not rare anymore these days to see images of beaches and land stripes all over the world that are filled with plastic waste. It seems as if our planet is urging us to do something against that and maybe to consider plastic free alternatives.
From a sustainability perspective, it is crucial to know how long it takes various types of garbage to decompose. In our project we focus our efforts on finding out how long it does take for a conventional polyethylene plastic bag and a biodegradable plastic bag to decompose.
E-Twinning offers a platform to communicate, collaborate, develop projects, share and, in short, feel and be part of the most exciting learning community in Europe. As we are all working together on the same goal it is important for us to communicate with each other on a regular basis. It is all to often the […]
The objective of “Blast the Plast” is to equip young students with the tools to create positive, lasting environmental change. It is an investigative, action-packed vision for stopping plastic pollution at source and generating ideas for a plastic free school.
Since the beginning of the school year we are learning a lot about all the different aspects and contexts of plastic. We did some research about plastic consumption and recycling in Germany, Iceland and Sweden. Now it is time to get the chemistry straight and find out what plastic is made of. We may be […]