Changing the perception of plastics one classroom at a time
Thank you to the SPE Detroit Section for a $60,000 donation to support the development of PlastiVideo™ resources. Through their generosity and the support of the SPE Automotive Division and the Plastics Pioneers Association, PlastiVan is able to offer virtual plastics education to students around the world with over 20 videos for middle and high school students which include comprehensive plastics and sustainability topics. All modules are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards so teachers can choose the most relevant resources for their classes.
These sponsors see the value in educating our youth about the benefits of plastics and our collective responsibility to be good stewards of the materials we use in our daily lives.
The PlastiVideo Program is:
- Simple to access. Receive a link to use the PlastiVideo Program for 30 days.
- High Quality. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are part of each program with high quality videos.
- Trusted and Proven. Over 132,000 students have been impacted by the PlastiVan Program since 2014.
- Supplemental Materials. Supplemental materials are available with each module.
Multiple, short videos totaling approximately 140 minutes.
Supplemental materials to support the PlastiVideo Program.
Once you complete this form
, an educator will contact you to complete the registration process.
30-day access to PlastiVideo is sponsored by grants and scholarships. All schools and teachers are welcome to apply for access to PlastiVideo
. Check out our sponsors
To extend the learning experience beyond the PlastiVideo Program, we have provided curated videos and relevant activities. Use in the classroom to prepare your students for the PlastiVideo Program or afterward to extend the learning. In addition, check out the HOP Kit lesson plans
- Plastics are Everywhere
- The Games Plastics Play
- The First Plastics
- Macromolecular Theory
- Where Does Plastic Come From?
- Polymeric Structure
- Biomimicry & Nylon
- Thermoplastics & Recycling
- Thermosets are Here to Stay
Processes & Material Science
- What is Plastic Foam?
- Thirsty Polymers
- Building a Better Bouncer
- Non-Newtonian Fluids
- Mechanical Recycling
- Marine Debris
- Protect Your Watershed
- Recycle Your Wrap
The Future of Plastics
- Transformational Recycling
- What's a Circular Economy?
- Sustainable Materials Management