Making Sustainable Asphalt from Recycled Plastic Waste
Grades: 3 - 12

Video Description: New May 2022! Addressing both an environmental issue and an infrastructure issue, engineers at the University of Missouri are working in collaboration with Missouri Department of Transportation and Dow, a materials science company, to develop a new, sustainable asphalt pavement mixture using recycled plastic waste.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Environment-90**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Students should use the information in this video to design an experiment, following the steps of the Scientific Method.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.