Project Title : Plastic Bag
Implementation, data collection & evaluation
The requirement is to implement your solution and collect data to evaluate the
outcomes (what worked, what didn’t, how much progress you made in meeting
Each student implements their own plan, collects data, and evaluates their
Establish a trial period to implement your solution.
o What kind of data you can collect.
o How you can measure it.
(Example: measure how much plastic your family recycles before and after your
solution.) (bags from supermarket , Landry , tellers , shopping )
Steps to follow
1. Spend a week researching and documenting your consumption of the
resource you have chosen to reduce. For example, how many plastic bottles do
you use in a week? How much food do you waste? This data should show how
your family/workplace uses this resource BEFORE you begin your
2. Implement your solution.
3. Collect a second set of data to measure consumption of the resource
AFTER you have started to implement your solution. This should be done for
a minimum of two weeks.
The data you collect is the focus of your report. Your teacher will be asking
you to show evidence of your data collection and you could lose marks if
you cannot show that you have been collecting data across the 3 weeks
specified in the project.
Organising your Report
The report should be organised using the following :
Introduction – Explanation of why you chose this particular resource to
reduce (eg plastic) and what you hoped to achieve.
Method – Describe in detail the method (how) used to collect your data.
Be sure to explain every detail of the process so that someone could repeat
the experiment step by step.
Data – include all data and measurements from your experiment.
This should include the one week base line that you established AND the
minimum two weeks of data collected after you have implemented your
Your data could include graphs or charts to illustrate your findings and
could include photos.
Analysis – in this section you look at the data and describe the main points
you notice and any conclusions you can make related to the data. In the
analysis you are comparing the figures (numbers) from your data and
explaining where your solution was successful, and why, and where
you weren’t successful, and why.
Discussion – here you can describe overall how successful your challenge
was. Include any problems or obstacles you had. If there were problems,
you should come up with solutions. You should also make suggestions or
recommendations on how results could be improved. These should be
realistic and possible for you to implement. Is there anything you would
do differently if repeating the experiment? How could the project be
expanded in the future?
Conclusion – summarize your results. Only include what was stated earlier in
your report and emphasise important findings. Remember, no new information
should be added to the conclusion.