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What can engineers do to help future proof the world? You can use the questions below to get you thinking or think of your own topic. Brain Bots could help you explore ideas for your research presentation, or you can just do it for fun! We can’t wait to hear what you’ve come up with.

• Energy is all around us. It can be harnessed from many forms including the kinetic energy from a dance floor to food waste. What weird and wonderful ways of collecting energy can you think of?
• Every day tonnes of plastic are thrown away. Can you think of any alternatives to plastic?
• What is an inventive way to clean up pollution from the water?
• With an increasing population engineers are thinking about creative ways of growing food like vertical farming and even growing food on a lake. Can you think of new ways of growing food?
• Engineers are re-thinking cars, trains, planes and all other forms of transport. Can you think of a new transport solution that emits no pollution?

Packaging materials

Goole Academy

Goole Academy

28 Feb 2020

On average, 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish. As much as 50% of waste in the average dustbin could be composted. Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled. 9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier.

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Types of plastic pt.6

Cambridge House Grammar School

Cambridge House Grammar School

27 Feb 2020

Polystyrene is a thermoplastic that had has a density of 1.06 grams per centimetre cubed. This plastic has a melting point of between 210 and 249 degrees Celsius, it is mainly used for disposable cutlery and dinnerware.

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Types of plastic pt.5

Cambridge House Grammar School

Cambridge House Grammar School

27 Feb 2020

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic with a melting point of 160 degrees Celsius. It has a density of 0.9 grams per centimetre cubed. This plastic is mainly used for packaging of consumer products.

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Types of plastic pt.4

Cambridge House Grammar School

Cambridge House Grammar School

27 Feb 2020

Low-Density Polyethylene is a thermoplastic that has a melting point of 105 to 115 degrees Celsius. The plastic is mainly used for making plastic bags and it has a density of 0.91 to 0.94 grams per centimetre cubed.

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Types of plastic pt.3

Cambridge House Grammar School

Cambridge House Grammar School

27 Feb 2020

Polyvinyl Chloride can be classed as both thermoplastics and thermo-setting Plastic. It has a melting point of 100 to 260 degrees Celsius, it has a density of 1.38 grams per centimetre cubed. This plastic is mainly used for piping in drains and other piping.

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