Terrific Scientific - Plastics

This investigation looks at what plastic is, what it’s used for and how it impacts on the environment. The practical element investigates how plastics can get into the water cycle.

Links to: The Environment; Materials and their Properties.

Key equipment: Natural and synthetic clothing items.

Watch the film below before carrying out the investigation.

Teacher Resources

This resource explains how to carry out the Plastics investigation with your class.

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Where next?

Bitesize KS2 - Dealing with rubbish
Our investigations: The Human Body and Living Things
Our investigations: The World Around Us