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Explore Plastic Properties

In this worksheet, students will be looking at the properties of plastics - one of the most common materials in everyday life.

'Explore Plastic Properties' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Properties and Changes of Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Comparing and Grouping Properties of Materials

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Worksheet Overview

Plastics are very common materials.  They are made from crude oil, one of many products from this liquid which we obtain from below the ground.


We are likely to come across plastics every day in any number of different forms. They are used for all kinds of jobs.


Plastic bag Plastic bottles PLastic spoon


One of the many properties of plastics that makes them so useful is that they are easy to produce in different shapes and sizes and so can be used to make a huge variety of objects.


Lego bricks


This activity will help you to test your knowledge of one of the most useful materials ever made.

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