Single-use plastics: teaching resources

A collection of primary and secondary single-use plastics lessons, activities and worksheets

Tes Resources Team

Plastic Pollution, Single-use Plastic

Explore single-use plastics and the impact they have on the environment with these lessons, activities and worksheets

With many growing concerns about the over-use of plastic and its impact on the environment, we have collected together some of our top resources on the topic to support you in discussing and exploring this important issue with your pupils.

Primary resources

WWF Oceans and Plastics - KS2 Activity set
WWF

WWF Oceans and Plastics - KS2 Activity set

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This resource contains a range of activities aimed at teachers of 7-11 year-olds. It is intended that this resource will be used in cross-curricular work and all activities can be linked to the National Curricula of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Teachers will find that the materia...
Not just a Plastic Bottle: EYFS Lesson Plan
Earth Cubs

Not just a Plastic Bottle: EYFS Lesson Plan

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Welcome to Earth Cubs! A free platform to Learn the World. In this lesson find out why single use plastic is so harmful, take action against the big 4 and make some plastic lid art. Visit earthcubs.com for lots of creative & extensive materials all focused on the environment & sustainabili...
Plastic recycling KS2 D&T
Encounter Edu

Plastic recycling KS2 D&T

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Encounter Edu links curriculum aligned education with global burning issues to inspire STEM careers and encourage environmental stewardship. Learn more about what we do at [www.encounteredu.com](http://www.encounteredu.com) or by visiting our [TES Shop](http://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Enc...

Secondary resources

Plastic Pollution
EC Resources

Plastic Pollution

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1 hour, fully resourced PSHCE or Geography lesson which focuses on the problems presented by our excessive use and disposal of plastic and possible solutions. The lesson is most suitable for KS3 / KS4 (but has been left editable) and is filled with engaging, well differentiated and fun activities...
Plastic is not fantastic
andorian

Plastic is not fantastic

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Plastic pollution was highlighted recently in 'The Blue Planet'. This is a reading passage with questions, a vocabulary study, prompts for discussion and they have to rearange the sentences to get advice on what you can do to help. Key included.
Plastic journey: global plastic problems
Encounter Edu

Plastic journey: global plastic problems

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Plastic journey: global plastic problems is a Key Stage 3 (KS3) lesson. The UK exports over half a million tonnes of recovered plastic packaging each year. Historically, much of this was to China, but with a ban on waste imports other solutions and destinations have been sought. Students start by ma...
WWF Oceans and Plastics - KS3 Assembly Presentation
WWF

WWF Oceans and Plastics - KS3 Assembly Presentation

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This KS3 assembly presentation looks at the importance of oceans in our lives and explores the topic of plastics pollution and the things we can all do to give our oceans a better future. The notes at the bottom of the slides will give you a script, plus additional information in italics to help de...