The room was a buzz as students pulled their bioplastics from the cabinet where samples had been left drying over the weekend.
Some sounds of disappointment could be heard across the room as well as some exclamations of “Check it out!” Eighteen middle school students at Tonasket School District had spent the week of February 7th learning about the principles of green chemistry, traditional plastic, and bioplastic.
Cari Haug, NCESD Regional Science Coordinator, jumped back into the middle school classroom to teach Tonasket middle school students about green chemistry principles and bioplastics. ClimeTime funding is supporting the work of expanding the use of green chemistry principles in classrooms across the state in order to reduce the chemical hazards to people and the environment. Cari was asked by a Tonasket Middle School teacher, Jackie Gliddon, to assist her bringing these principles to her students.