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Plastics & Human Health Quiz

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  • In this short quiz, students will test their knowledge about plastics and their impacts on the human body.
  • The quiz is six questions long and covers microplastics, BPAs, health risks, and financial implications.
Teaching Tips


  • Students get immediate feedback and explanations as they answer questions in the quiz.
  • Students with text/quiz anxiety may benefit from the progress bar at the top of the page.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Before they take the quiz, students should know the terms toxic, endocrine, hormone, mutation, and climate change.
  • If you are using the quiz as a post-assessment, students should also know what microplastics are, the effects of microplastics on the human body, what BPAs are, who is at risk from chemicals in plastics, and how much the U.S. spends on plastic-related health concerns.
  • As students learn about the dangers of microplastics, be prepared to support students who may become anxious.


  • Teachers can use this quiz as a pre- or post-assessment for a lesson on the harms of plastics to humans.
  • Students can brainstorm ways to use less plastic in their lives.
  • After learning about the effects of plastic on the human body, students can research the negative impacts of plastic on the environment.
  • Language arts students can write an essay to persuade people to limit their use of plastic.
Scientist Notes
Recent scientific studies have identified how prevalent plastics are in our environment. This quiz will help students explore just how prevalent they are. All information in the quiz is accuarely cited.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • HS-ETS1-2 Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.8 Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.
  • National Health Education Standards
    • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
      • 1.8.3 Analyze how the environment affects personal health.
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