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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Making Bioplastics

Lesson Plan
Students will make biodegradable plastic from cornstarch. They will learn about the vocabulary associated with making bioplastics andl learn about environmental issues associated with bioplastics.

Suggested Grade Level

3rd – 6th


45 minutes


Science, Language Arts


  1. Identify five nonfood uses for Kansas crops.
  2. Differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources.
  3. Create plastic or another product similar to commercial products produced with biodegradable ingredients from Kansas crops.
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