Project Based Approaches: Learning about plastic

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Our S3 pupils are working on a STEM challenge for the next term thinking about the global impact of plastics. The project is based on work from the charity Practical Action whose goal is to promote the use of technology to combat poverty; to use real science to produce sustainable and practical solutions.

The group been involved in a variety of tasks, from the identification of different plastics to the creation of sustainable bio-plastics. The end goal is to use the skills developed to create something useful from the waste plastic of Kingussie High School, taking inspiration from the workers of Nepal who, with the help of Practical Action are making bags and coasters from the waste of the city of Kathmandu.

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