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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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Making Bioplastics

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

Time: 45 minutes

Subjects: 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.

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Plant-based Renewable Resources