HOP Kits (Hands-On Plastics)

The HOP Kit and lesson plans are perfect to use before or after a PlastiVan® visit. The HOP Kit contains everything you need to implement a thorough and engaging investigation into the chemistry and the characteristics of plastics. Students learn first-hand that scientists and engineers have the ability to solve problems and produce products with plastics to meet the needs of people everywhere.

Each kit contains HDPE, LDPE, PS, PET, PP, and PVC pellets, as well as, HDPE flakes and one preform. These are packaged in clear polyethylene bags with labels for each resin type.

This kit is intended for students grades 5-12 to learn about plastics while in the classroom and at home. Teachers are given permission to reproduce any of this material for classroom use.


HOP kits are made possible in part by the Plastics Pioneers Association

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