Materials List: It's All in the Package

For demonstration purposes:

  • examples of different types of packaging; include both environmentally conscious packaging and excessively wasteful packaging
  • examples of polystyrene containers/food trays

Each group need:

  • 1 single-serving drink box, cut in half
  • 1 large plastic beaker, or a similar container such as a bowl or a 2-liter plastic bottle with the top cut off
  • masking tape, 6" strip
  • 2 cups of water or, depending on the container, enough for each group to submerse half of a juice box
  • graph paper, one sheet per person
  • 12" ruler
  • variety of colored pencils/markers/crayons
  • (optional) calculator (groups may share)
  • It Doesn't Add Up Worksheet, one per person