Year 2

Lesson 3 • Elastic plastic?

Students explore the effects of different physical actions on different types of plastic, to determine if plastic is both flexible and elastic.

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Students will:

  • predict and examine the effects of physical changes on plastic.
  • determine if all types of plastic can be changed in the same way. 
  • describe plastics as flexible and inflexible, and elastic and inelastic.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • record predictions and findings on a data table.
  • contribute to a class discussion about the properties of plastic and how physical changes can affect these properties.