Hands of Plastic (HOP) is a kit created by the American Chemistry Association to aid teachers in teaching their children about plastic in school. This seems like a great resource in terms of plastic education, but doesn’t seem to focus as much on the sustainability issues that plastic presents. The kit seems much more chemistry based than anything that we are trying to focus on. It will be helpful to read about the information that this kit will provide us with, particularly with how it follows the Science Standards required for teachers to teach their students.
“HOP science education investigation kits contain everything you need to design and implement a thorough and engaging investigation into the chemistry and the characteristics of plastics. The original HOP science curriculum kit was developed by the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association (NMLSTA), produced by the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and distributed to more than 30,000 teachers nationwide. A nominal charge for the kit materials and shipping can allow the Council to continue providing valued and long-lasting science tool.”