Monday, March 24, 2014

Do children realise what a huge industry is involved in both producing and disposing of plastic?

Children are surrounded by plastic; at home, school, their packed lunch...
How much thought do they give to this excess - not a lot I imagine!

But both the production of plastics - the petrochemical industry - and the relatively recent business of recycling/disposal of plastic is worth talking about with them.

Working with plastics is a great way to open up discussion - so look at Plastics Playtime for some great activities.

Children test and classify plastics before investigating their thermal insulation and shock resistance properties. The children then design, make and test a package for a fragile object, using plastics and other materials.
These activities are aimed at 8-10 year olds but can easily be adapted for other primary ages.

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