Microplastics

Microplastics

Microplastics are now everywhere - they're even been found in Antarctic snow. Scientists are investigating possible risks to human health. In this activity, students come up with ideas to stop microplastics from getting into our oceans. It's designed to fit into an 11-14 unit on substances and particles.

Microplastics can be done in 1-2 lessons, to practice higher-order thinking and prepare students for the demands of 'AO3' at GCSE.

Blueprint curriculum links

  • Concepts: Mixtures
  • Skill: Choose a method
  • Learning stage: Analyse

The lesson resources are delivered as a zip file. After you checkout, you will be sent an email with the link to download them.

Work with a scientist

This activity is ideal for use with a scientist in the classroom, or online. We can help you set up a partnership - just complete the form (only open to UK schools).

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Microplastics is a resource developed for the CONNECT project, funded by the European Commission.

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It encourages creative thinking and have both literacy and numeracy skills embedded.

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kevin davies
Eco-aware

I think the Microplastics activity is well-constructed and emphasizes the dangers inherent in microplastics both for us and the environment. It fits nicely into our Chemistry syllabus and will pep up our coverage of filtration as well as encouraging creative thinking. Not sure we could devote the suggested time to it though.

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It encourages creative thinking and have both literacy and numeracy skills embedded.

k
kevin davies
Eco-aware

I think the Microplastics activity is well-constructed and emphasizes the dangers inherent in microplastics both for us and the environment. It fits nicely into our Chemistry syllabus and will pep up our coverage of filtration as well as encouraging creative thinking. Not sure we could devote the suggested time to it though.