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Plastivan Program Traveling Classroom goes to Decatur High School
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The National Plastics Center’s Plastivan Program will visit tenth graders at Decatur High School (310 McDonough Street, Decatur) bringing fun, hands-on experiments designed to teach students about the chemistry, history and sustainability of plastics. 

Today and Friday from 8:30-3:30 p.m., Georgia State Representative Karla Drenne, Plastivan Program director Marjorie Weiner and Executive Director of the Georgia Chemical Council Rudy Underwood will participate, along with students, in different hands-on experiments. The experiments include making “Slime,” testing the absorbency of a diaper, making super balls, skewing a balloon without popping it, and creating nylon.

Students also will be introduced to a wide array of career opportunities in the plastics industry.  In Georgia, the plastics industry employs nearly 25,000 people at 370 facilities, making the plastics sector one of the leading industries in the state.

This two-day event is being organized by the Georgia Chemical Council and sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers and Dart Container.

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