The Case of Plastics 

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.

Coming Soon: The Case of Plastics

Conflicts in Chemistry: The Case of Plastics is coming soon to a classroom near you!

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The Results of Evaluation

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.

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What We’ve Learned

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.

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History and Plastics

Project researcher Mike Mackintosh reflects on the history of plastics and its importance in The Case of Plastics.

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Student Perspectives: What Can We Do?

Little Flower student Sarah Reid explains what she learned from The Case of Plastics and what she thinks we should do about plastics.

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Student Perspectives: Learning New Skills

Little Flower student Molly Larkin reflects on the skills she developed as a regulator in The Case of Plastics.

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Student Perspectives: Plastics and Superheroes 

Anti-waste activist Claire Kent shares the true story of Superwoman and a warning about our planet’s future.

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Student Perspectives: What We Learned

Brianna Devero, a student at Little Flower Catholic High School, reflects on how The Case of Plastics helped her learn about plastic.  

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The Challenge of Industry

Project researcher Mike Mackintosh reflects on the challenges students at the Science Leadership Academy had understanding and promoting the positions of the Industry Group.

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Student Perspectives: The Need for Cooperation

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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