We’ve put together a selection of activities you can use to explore the use of materials and their impact on the environment.
Which will you do first?
What if... there was no plastic?
Challenge your class to think about the suitability of plastic for many uses.
What if… your school banned paper
How would you make paper planes? Get your classing thinking about what paper is suitable for and what would happen if you couldn’t use it?
Unusual plant pots
Now it’s time to get crafting! This requires group work and problem-solving – your little scientists will create a vessel to grow a new plant.
Where does our rubbish go?
Planning this investigation will really get your class thinking like scientists, plus think about the environment and the impact rubbish has on it.
Funky Junky Boats
More teamwork required in this Problem Solver activity to build a boat or vessel from the recycling, that will float on the water. They have 15 minutes.
On your marks. Get set... Recycle!
Image credit: Recycling plastic by mbeo