Why Packaging?
Just What is a Career? Some Useful Definitions
Putting Packaging Into Your Classroom
The Pan-Canadian Science Project

PART 1: MEET THE PEOPLE, MEET THE WORK
To The Teacher

Where is the Work?
An Overivew of the Packaging Industry
Works in High Demand

What Packaging People Do
The Packaging Cycle
The Flow of Packaging Work –
Occupational Groups
The “Who Belongs Where?” Challenge

Packaging Stories and Occupations
Packaging Career Profiles
Descriptions of Selected Packaging Occupations

PART 2: FUN ACTIVITIES FOR PACKAGING KNOW-HOW
To the Teacher
How to Use This Resource
Matrix of Skills
Packaging Terms

Unit 1: Packaging Throughout History
Teacher Information
Activity 1: Making Predictions
Activity 2: Clay Pots and Liquids
Activity 3: Water Wells and Egyptian Shadufs
Activity 4: Design Dilemma
Activity 5: Packaging Through the Ages

Unit 2: Current Issues in Packaging
Teacher Information
Activity 1: Scavenger Hunt
Activity 2: The Pros and Cons of Packaging
Activity 3: How Much is a Tonne?
Activity 4: Juicy Research
Activity 5: The Coffee Crunch
Activity 6: Packaging Guidelines
Activity 7: Packaging and Canadian Law
Activity 8: Decisions, Decisions
Activity 9: Investigating Boxes

Backgrounders

The Inside Story on Aerosols
The Aseptic Beverage Box
How Do They Keep Potato Chips Crunchy?
There’s a Lot More to a Corrugated Box Than Meets the Eye
Looking Through Glass
Packaging Properties and Plastics in Particular
What’s Flowing in the Solid Waste Stream?
Being Sensitive, Earth-wise
Walk in a Packaging Professional’s Shoes
(includes Package Life-Cycles)
It’s All in a Day’s Scan

PART 3: GREAT ACTIVITIES FOR CAREER PLANNERS
To the Teacher
How to Use This Resource
Matrix of Skills
Getting Started (or Wrapping Up)
Career Planning Activities
Activity 1: The Packaging World of Work
Activity 2: It’s My Life
Activity 3: Where the Jobs Are
Activity 4: Careers Survey
Activity 5: Trendspotting

Appendices
Suggested Resources
General Resources
Industry Associations
Print Resources
Some Packaging-related Publications on the Internet
Some Government Web Sites
Computer Resources
Internet Resources

A. Peer Assessment Form
B. Group Assessment Form
C. Self-assessment Form
D. Activity Assessment
E. Activity Evaluation