Ocean Plastics Science is a Key Stage 3 (KS3) resource combining both biology and chemistry.
Students are taken on the journey of plastic, exploring how plastics are manufactured, used, and disposed into the ocean. Students will learn the science behind what makes plastics both brilliant for everyday purposes and devastating to our oceans and marine life.
Included in this topic are teacher resources that promote students to conduct authentic research, emulating research conducted by The University of Plymouth. Students will test the properties of plastics, investigate compostable alternatives, and analyse case studies to discover how plastics can physically and chemically harm marine life.
Part of:Common Seas Ocean Plastics Academy
In this lesson, students are invited to learn how we make plastics. Students will gain on overview of all processes involved.
This lesson allows students to design and carry out an investigation to compare the properties of plastic with other materials.
This lesson invites students to consider the journey plastic goes on after use. Students will investigate biodegradable alternatives.
Students identify the biggest contributors to plastic pollution in oceans and the impact that these have on the marine environment.
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