Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mealworms can eat plastic! English conversation lesson

This is an exciting development!  Mealworms, used to feed lizards can eat plastic.  I came across first on   TSU and then I did more research

Disgusting looking things, aren't they?

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/30/us/styrofoam-eating-mealworms-plastic-waste/

Vocabulary
nonbiodegradable
 contributors
global pollution
squirmy 
microorganisms
revolutionary
bacteria
recycling



Questions
Why is this a surprising discovery? 
How can this be used in the home? 
Can it be used in a industrial setting? 
What would happen if some of these bugs escape the laboratory?
How do you recycle?  What items do you recycle? 

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach- English Teacher

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