Students study the effects of water, salt water and heat on common household materials. They separate an emulsion and show that the materials are completely recoverable and observe the effect of acetone and water on polystyrene.
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Do All Plastics Safely Break Down in the Environment?
Students explore the current issue of landfills and the biodegradability of various plastics. Using bioreactors they test how biodegradable various plastics are. They also measure whether the plastics leave harmful byproducts in the soil.
11th - 12th Science