of the book:
Teacher background on source reduction: p.100-101.
Teacher notes on activity: p.110-112.
Student instructions for activity: p.113-114.
Data recording/Analysis questions: p.116-117.
6-7 brands of chewing gum with unique packaging (one per group,
so depends on number of groups) (Note: When purchasing, save
triple-beam balances – 1 per group
calculators – 2 per group
p.113-114 back-to-back and laminated for directions
p. 113-114 on overhead transparencies
p.115, 116, 117 back-to-back for participants (Note: make correction
on chart p.115)
p. 115 single-sided for participants
p.115 on overhead transparency
How many people chew gum? What factors do you use to select the
brand you buy? Do you ever select gum just because of the packaging?
Was the packaging useful to keep, or did you throw it away?
Why do we need packaging? (use overhead transparency or poster
pad on easel)
· Ease of shelving
· Must be in container to have shape (ie. Liquids)
· Promotes product
· Divides for easy use (ie. Granola bars, Pop Tarts)