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Fantastic plastic

Plastic is an incredibly versatile man-made material. It is not indestructible but is great at resisting temperature fluctuations and is strong and mouldable, so can be formed into almost any shape. Plastic has numerous uses in everyday life, but it’s also vital in many scientific endeavours such as medical treatment and space exploration.

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X-Curric | Ages 5 - 7

Ocean Plastics

This unique scheme of work for Key Stage 1 introduces students to materials and their properties and explores what happens to our plastic rubbish.

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X-Curric | Ages 7 - 11

Ocean Plastics

This unique scheme of work for Key Stage 2 introduces students to ocean plastics and inspires them to enact change in their communities.

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Zones on the reef interactive

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