Lesson Plan

What's that Packaging? (Plastics)

Statement of Inquiry - The development and use of food and drinks’ containers has consequences on our relationship with the environment.
Micheal S.
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International School of Düsseldorf
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My Grades 6, 8, 9
My Subjects Science
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Students will be able to...

describe how non-metal atoms link by covalent bonds

name and identify simple hydrocarbons (alkanes and alkenes)

differentiate between alkanes and alkenes based on their formulae, structure and bonding

explain how alkenes can be joined together to form polymers

use different monomers to form polymers

relate properties of plastics to their uses

evaluate methods of disposal of plastics

evaluate alternative plastics and alternatives to plastics


Grades 9
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1 Hook

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Student watch this video as an introduction to the journey of our plastics. 



2 Reinforce Learning

Activity: Other — https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk

Teacher needs to search Doddle resources for approriate lessons (Slides, activities, worksheets) for current unit. 

Student Instructions

Students use activities provided from the resources to keep up their learning. This can be used to enforce student learning from a lesson. 

3 Guided Practice

Students will use this new programs to demonstrate their new knowledge on either Alkanes or Alkenes. 

Students make a Canva with examples/diagrams of one of the chemical formulas/compounds to give themselves a background to then add their info through thinglink. 

Student Instructions

Student had to first do research then move to finding pictures and images that would best represent their thinking and make a graphic design/ background that they could later put into their thinglink. 

Student Examples -https://www.thinglink.com/scene/774252445487333378


4 Wrap-up (Assessment)

Student Task - The student task is to design a Thinglink poster to answer the question: Is bottled water a luxury or a necessity. They will be assessed on criterion D (Reflecting on the Impacts of Science). 

Research and Document your ideas on a google doc. (Make notes, have an additional page for Source/Work cited section)

Create a Canva Poster to represent your project best. Save/download photo as jpg from site.

Create a Thinglink with documentation of your understanding and thinking. 

Submit to Schoology as a Link to your thinglink.


Assessment Doc. 

Student Instructions

Student Assessment Example - https://www.thinglink.com/scene/766932610323578882