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How can science help understand the impact of plastics?

The science team explain the societal importance of their work and how their research can be used by policy-makers, community organisations and wider society. The video can be used as a stimulus to a larger discussion about the impact of plastics on the environment and how science can help inform decisions about the future use of plastic.

Teachers can use this video as a standalone activity using these resources:

Science and society video - recall questions

Science and society video - reflective questions

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Science | Ages 14-16

Plankton, Plastics and Poo

Plankton, Plastics and Poo Science ages 14-16 is a KS4 teacher resources. Students are introduced to the pioneering research on the impact of microplastics on the marine ecosystem. This resource brings cutting edge science to the classroom.