Cardboard Worksheets: Home Activity

Cardboard is one of the most useful materials in our modern world. Light, adaptable, cheap to make and easy to reuse or recycle it is ideal for jobs such as food packaging and parcel delivery. The science of materials  helps understand the life cycle, properties and recycling. These investigations will help students understand how to recycle materials safely and sustainably at the end of their lives.

The worksheets on this page will help young people understand the science behind the adaptable and useful material that is cardboard.

To find out more about card and cardboard visit our materials webpage.

Pile of cardboard

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An illustration of a chair and a glass bottle, along with the words Guess the Word. The background consists of question marks.

Summer Holiday Activities: Guess the Word

This guess the word game focused on materials will get the whole family involved!

Two simple metal dustbins on a patio.

Summer holiday activity: What was it like?

What was rubbish collection like in the old days? Start a conversation with an older friend or relative and find out!

An egg is surrounded by empty cardboard packaging, a yogurt pot, a fruit punnet, shredded paper, scissors and string.

Egg drop challenge: A Summer holiday activity!

Take on the #EggDropChallenge! Use recyclable and reused items from around the house to protect an egg from a fall!

Textiles Worksheets: Home Activity

Bright colourful rolled up textiles

The worksheets on this page will help young people understand the science of textiles. This activity has been designed for all ages to be able to complete at home, whether you are home educating, home schooling or just looking for a summer holiday activity.

We hope doing these activities will create better scientists and more critical thinkers. We know the wicked problems (complex and difficult issues like climate change and biodiversity loss) we are leaving the next generation will need some innovative thinking to solve them!

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Plastic Worksheets: Home Activity

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