“Plastics” Science Literacy Grades 6-8


Plastics  A 5-page introduction to the chemistry and manufacture of plastics. Deals with hydrocarbons and how they are made. Different kinds of plastics for different purposes.  



Plastics is a 5 page literacy and science pack for Grade 6. It could also be used for Year 7 or 8 students. Introduces: polymers as plastics; carbon and hydrogen as they relate to polymers; science vocabulary and different plastics for different purposes. Includes: two diagrams of a carbon and hydrogen polymer, review questions– true and false, and choose the right word for meaning.

Extra reading: https://www.cmu.edu/gelfand/education/k12-teachers/polymers/natural-synthetic-polymers/polymer-everyday-life.html