Student scientists Jordan and William test the durability and strength of a bioplastic sample.             The bioplastic research team Tendyia, Aaron, William, Jordan & Keith (not pictured).   Student scientist Jordan Massey conducts testing for a biodegradable shoe insole.  Biodegradable Shoe Insole Plastic is used to make many products, but did you know it is also used in making gym shoes.  Student scientists in Ecotek Lab were curious about how much plastic goes into making a gym shoe and what can be done to make this plastic more environmentally friendly, without the shoe losing its durability, strength or appeal. In this episode of Young Xplorers, student scientists Keith Young Jr., William Marshall, Jordan Massey, Aaron Harrigan, and Tendyia Pillow demonstrate their knowledge and skills of green chemistry to make and test a biodegradable shoe insole. Click on video icon to play video  What is Your Shoe Made of? © 2011 Young Xplorers, All rights reserved. Website Design by: Webpro Computer Services Bioplastic Research  Student scientists William Marshall, Jordan Massey, and Keith Young Jr. study parts of a dissected basketball shoe.      Bioplastic Research Team