In this video segment adapted from Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA, follow a class of high school students participating in a technology competition and learn about how plastic products are made. Meet a group of 11th graders who are introduced to possible careers in the plastics industry through a remote-control race car project. Observe how the students design a car body and then construct it using the process of thermoforming. In addition, learn about other common plastic processing methods: extrusion, blow molding, rotational molding, and injection molding.
This media asset was adapted from Degrees that Work: Plastics.