Science of Materials: KS1 Plastic

Have you just completed our KS1 science activity worksheet about the properties of plastic? This is a quick quiz to test your knowledge!

Name something that is usually made of plastic.

Water bottles are usually made of plastic. Jam jars are made of glass, food tins are usually steel and drinks cans are aluminium.

Name some properties of plastic...

Plastics are usually light, waterproof and solid materials. Can you think of some that aren't like this?

What are plastics made from?
Oil is used to make plastic. It is mined from under the sea or ground.
Are plastics a renewable or non-renewable resource?
They are non-renewable, because we can't grow more plastic. Once they are used up there won't be any left. We have about 50 years of oil left in the world.
Where should your hard plastic packaging go?
Check your local collection, but most plastic packaging (except thin bags and films) can be recycled at home.
Choose the reasons why we should recycle.

All of those reasons are important. If we don't save resources and look after our planet then we won't be able to live here any more. It's up to all of us to make the right decisions about using our precious resources.

Name an object that you would never make out of plastic
Can you think of how to reduce the plastic you use at home?
You could ask adults to help by buying items that aren't covered in plastic. You could ask for Birthday or Christmas presents that aren't made from plastic. Your clothes might be plastic, so check labels (cotton, wool, linen and bamboo fabrics are not plastic, but are renewable materials grown on plants or animals).

Remember - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
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