Plastazote

A SMART material workshop
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During this workshop each pupil designs and makes a Plastazote model/mask of their own to take home. The models made are usually pre-arranged to tie into your own teaching plans.

Plastazote is a SMART material with properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled way by external stimuli, in this case, temperature. It is safe, non-toxic polyethylene foam. It can be cut with scissors, marked with pencil or biro, joined, embossed and painted.

Its real impact is when it is MOULDED into fantastic shapes through the use of heat.

Science:

  • Investigate the characteristics of the material and relate these to a variety of commercial uses

Design & Technology:

  • Use your imagination to create amazing 3D masks and minibeasts or link it to other projects you are working on.

This workshop works best in the hall.

Years

3 - 6
Cost:

A whole day: 2 x 2 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £390 per day
Morning only: 1 x 2 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £265 per morning
All materials and equipment provided. Maximum class numbers = 30 pupils



Helpers:

You will need to provide 4 adult helpers in addition to the class teacher for each session/workshop