Pupils investigate the properties of plastics then find solutions to problems caused by plastic waste globally

An exciting challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally.

The challenge can be used flexibly as part of the formal science and design and technology curriculum in the UK, or to run a STEM club or enrichment day. It offers opportunities for pupils to engage with:

  • Practical science investigations and enquiry based learning
  • Designing and making products from waste plastic for a UK or international market
  • A video competition enabling them to share their experience of the challenge.

This challenge is perfect to reinforce a lesson on plastics or as a STEM club, transition or British Science Week activity.  It is accredited for the CREST award scheme and can be used as a project for the Big Bang Competition