Teacher’s Questions for Plant-Powered Plastics


Before reading:

  1. Name five things that are made out of plastic.
  2. Why do you think plastic is used to make so many different kinds of products?
  3. How is plastic different from other materials, such as wood or metal?

During reading: 

  1. Describe polymers.
  2. Does the presence of polymers make plastic strong or weak?
  3. Is plastic’s strength a good thing, a bad thing, or both? Explain.
  4. Name the type of chemical that gives plastic its flexibility.
  5. Name one form of this chemical that is wide...

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