How Stuff Works: Corn Plastic
This 3-minute video clip from HowStuffWorks on the Discovery Channel illustrates how corn can be used to make plastic. Students can discuss and compare the use of a renewable resource, such as corn, to make plastic in comparison to petroleum, a non-renewable resource.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- Inherited Traits in the Living Corn Necklace (Grades 6-8)
- Inherited Traits in the Living Corn Necklace (Grades 3-5)
- Corn an A-maizing Plant: Food, Fuel, and Plastic
- Farming for Energy
- Growing America