Social Studies Mini Spark #38: A Brief History of Plastics

Plastic is not just used for milk jugs and bottles of soda…it’s EVERYWHERE! Watch the video below about the history of plastic and then do some further research on something specific mentioned in the video.
Topics to study further include the timeline of plastic production, the use of plastics in WWII,  the environmental impact of plastics, or a topic of your choice related to plastics.  If you’re interested in more of the environmental impact of plastics and other litter, check out Jeff Kirschner’s TED Talk below.

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