Focus Question: Where does garbage come from?
Project Description: All synthetic products, in some capacity, come from natural resources and are chemically changed through various processes and reactions to become synthetic. This means that everything around you that is synthetic has, at some level, has originated in nature! The irony of using the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is that the synthetic materials come from nature, but they get disposed of back to a natural resource, our oceans. Scholars were challenged to research a synthetic material commonly found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and design a prop & presentation to teach how the synthetic material is made.