What is plastic made of?

It might help to think of it like baking! When you make plastics you use different ingredients in different forms. By mixing everything together in the right combination and heating to the right temperature for the correct duration, you transform the ingredients into a new material. But instead of eggs and flour you use crude oil as the main ingredient. And you end up with plastic instead of cake.

We found a really good website that tells you all about plastic…

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/all-about-plastic/