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.
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What is Your Shoe Made of?
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Student scientists William Marshall, Jordan Massey, and Keith Young Jr. study parts of a
dissected basketball shoe.
Bioplastic Research Team