Helping You #breakfreefromplastic in the Classroom

A map for science-integrated Plastics Education for Teachers

As we build foundations for future leaders of society, arming them with an understanding of the plastic problem and its impacts on your communities will be an essential first step.

Break Free From Plastic presents the Plastics Education Manual, a curriculum map to help teachers design lesson plans on plastic for any grade level, adapt modules to their existing classes, and provide lessons for homeschooling.

Helping you, help students build a brighter, plastic-free future


Can be easily contextualized to adapt to a local community’s perspective and needs.


Uses the 7E Instructional Model to align target competencies with the themes that make up the systemic problem


Can be easily adapted to the school’s existing science program or used independently

Building the curriculum in 3 easy steps


Check out the Plastics Education Primer

Orienting ourselves first on the systemic problem of plastic pollution is a must. Here, you will find an introduction to plastic pollution, themes covering its impacts on society, and the environmental education approach that was used for this manual.


Draft your Curriculum Map

The Break Free From Plastic Movement plastic education program can be integrated into the school’s existing science education program. Checking this curriculum map will help you map out the competency and complexity of your target age group. For each theme, components of environmental education and science integration are observed across different age groups.


Pick your age group

After checking out the curriculum map, you may proceed to choosing your age group and level of competency below. It is written as a set of sample lessons based on environmental education principles to be achieved for each learning unit for ages 5-18.

Click on the age bracket to download

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