The CSP developed 4-H curriculum for grades 6-8 “Sustainable Polymers: Taking Action to Solve the Challenge of Plastics” was recently approved as a peer reviewed curriculum by the National 4-H Council. This approval indicates to 4-H professionals that the modules meet 4-H standards and practices.
The themes of these modules touch on the prevalence and impact of plastics in everyday life. Plastics are versatile materials that come in different shapes, sizes, and exhibit different material properties. Scientists and engineers are working on new ways to create, use, and recycle plastics, so we can use plastics for their many advantages and lessen their effects on our environment.
The modules were developed in collaboration with Extension Professionals from Cornell University, the University of California, Davis, and the University of Minnesota. They are disseminated for free via the site 4hpolymers.org.