Save Our Snacks!

Investigate materials and sustainability at the same time...

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 4

Subject: D&T

Resource Overview

This superb set of resources from the Science Museum encourages children to explore materials and their properties, whilst promoting sustainability at the same time. Challenge your pupils to make the smallest and lightest packaging they can, in order to protect a potato crisp that you’ll send through the post!

Not only does this project develop pupils’ D&T and problem-solving skills in a fun and exciting context, but it also encourages teamwork and cooperation, whilst showing that less packaging can be a good thing.

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Resource Assets


SOS Activity Sheet


SOS Record Sheet

Curriculum Objectives