Plastics have dramatically changed the way we live, but some people question the merits of those changes. Through The Case of Plastics, CHF staff, teachers, students, and experts discuss and debate the past, present, and future of plastics.
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September 4, 2013 | by Stephanie Corrigan
Conflicts in Chemistry: The Case of Plastics is coming soon to a classroom near you!
Posted In: Project Development
August 14, 2013 | by Stephanie Corrigan
When The Case of Plastics ended, we all had opinions about what worked and what didn’t. But it was the report from the outside evaluator that provided the best sense of how the pilot succeeded in the opinion of participating students.
July 31, 2013 | by Stephanie Corrigan
Throughout The Case of Plastics we received feedback from the participating teachers about ways to improve the game. But when the pilot completed, we also wanted to know what the students thought. Luckily, they had a lot to say.
July 17, 2013 | by Michael Mackintosh
Project researcher Mike Mackintosh reflects on the history of plastics and its importance in The Case of Plastics.
July 10, 2013 | by Sarah Reid
Little Flower student Sarah Reid explains what she learned from The Case of Plastics and what she thinks we should do about plastics.
Posted In: Participant Reflections
July 3, 2013 | by Molly Larkin
Little Flower student Molly Larkin reflects on the skills she developed as a regulator in The Case of Plastics.
June 26, 2013 | by Claire Kent
Anti-waste activist Claire Kent shares the true story of Superwoman and a warning about our planet’s future.
June 19, 2013 | by Brianna Devero
Brianna Devero, a student at Little Flower Catholic High School, reflects on how The Case of Plastics helped her learn about plastic.
June 17, 2013 | by Michael Mackintosh
Project researcher Mike Mackintosh reflects on the challenges students at the Science Leadership Academy had understanding and promoting the positions of the Industry Group.
June 12, 2013 | by Aleena Bujanowski
Little Flower student Aleena Bujanowski reflects on how The Case of Plastics encouraged her to start recycling to make a small difference but also helped her understand the plastics-industry perspective.
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