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What’s a HOP™ Kit (Hands on Plastics™)? Science education kits that contain everything needed to introduce students to the chemistry and characteristics of plastics in a classroom setting.

Students learn first-hand that scientists and engineers have the ability to solve problems and produce products with plastics to meet needs of people everywhere.

Learning activities are inquiry-based. HOP is available for classrooms that use Bunsen burners, and HOP2™ is for those classrooms that do NOT use this science education equipment. HOP Jr™ offers plastics science education activities and resources for elementary school teachers.

Grades 9 - 12
Grades 5 - 8
Grades K- 4


The Hands On Plastics™ kits contain information about demonstration experiments, which are potentially dangerous. This information is directed at qualified teachers. Experiments suggested in this kit should only be performed with appropriate supervision.