The Science of Plastic KS3

Just what is plastic and what are its environmental implications?

Years: 7, 8, 9

Duration: 90mins

Subject: Science

Resource Overview

A science lesson where pupils will discover what plastic is, why it was created and how it is made. They will then conduct a scientific enquiry into single-use plastic products, identifying their properties, uses and environmental implications. A resource created by us on behalf of Surfers Against Sewage who kindly allowed us to share it here.

Resource Assets


The Science of Plastic Lesson Plan KS3

Everything you need to know to plan and deliver your lesson.


The Science of Plastic Presentation KS3

A PowerPoint presentation to bring your lesson to life.


The Science of Plastic Scientific Enquiry KS3

A worksheet for the lesson's activity.


The Science of Plastic Enquiry Support Sheet KS3

A supporting worksheet for the scientists in your classroom.