State Your Case About Packaging

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Children brainstorm letters to companies about how to package products more efficiently.

This worksheet includes several FutureFit Extension Activities that highlight 21st Century skills like critical thinking, service mentality, and creativity. These FutureFit Extension Activities are designed to reinforce the concepts included in the worksheet activity while integrating real-world skills. They can be used as in-class independent practice or group activities, or assigned for take-home or independent work.

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FutureFit Extension Activities

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5-10 Minutes
Materials Needed:

  • Single-serving juice or drink box (1, or 1 per student)
  • Large multiple-serving juice or beverage bottle

As a class, determine whether or not there is more or less packaging used when items are purchased in larger containers. You can either use one empty juice box, or give students juice boxes to drink. Compare the weight of the empty multiple-serving juice bottle to the weight of all the empty juice boxes needed to equal the same amount in the larger container. Can consumers reduce packaging and waste by choosing to purchase larger sizes?

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