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Learn about the material that is plastic (it’s properties, how it is made) and ask whether it is OK to discard items made from it. This lesson has a linked teaching resource.

KS2 Science

Working scientifically

  • reporting and presenting findings from enquiries

KS2 Materials

  • explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials

Learning objectives

To describe in simple terms how plastic is made, understanding that it involves irreversible chemical changes.

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