Teach children about the lifecycle of plastic

Plastic water bottle washed up on a beach

Discover ideas that spark the curiosity of learners. Browse hundreds of TED-Ed Animations and TED Talks - designed to spark the curiosity of children. These include sessions on plastic pollution, but also a range of other topics, too

Over 60% of household plastic packaging is from plastic bottles, such as drinks bottles, milk bottles and toiletries bottles



  • Multiple interactive steps for learning, including video content, multiple choice questions and further resources
  • Ability to join a discussion on the topic
  • Option to customise the lesson to suit your requirements


  • Requires online access

Making a difference

In May 2020, Emma Bryce's lesson on plastic had almost 3 million views!

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

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