Covering a variety of materials, you'll see why we use materials for different purposes according to their properties.
A great game to challenge upper KS2. Properties combine, such as magnetic and flexible. Get your thinking caps on.
Bendy or waterproof? Or both? You decide - with this great BBC simulation.
As with the other great BBC simulation which features waterproof and bendy tests, this one adds transparent and strength tests. You can test metal, plastic, glass and paper.
This webquest activity is great for investigative science.
A super page on rocks and minerals, probably best suited to upper KS2.
Sorting toys, natural or man-made, labelling materials and changing materials. All feature in this great Crick site.
Check out these materials under a microscope. Also images of flowers and insects. A great resource.
A well researched clickable resource that demonstrates the way different materials were used in art over time.
This website gives short descriptions and photographs of over a hundred minerals and rocks, plus other information about minerals.
Drag names of materials to places on this picture with a water proof / resistant or not theme. Great Crick activity for ks1. Please note:There are two materials activities on this webpage.
Pictures to suit all. Text for KS2 mainly. Find out about brick, metal, wool, wood, stone, pottery, water and pigment in this Bgfl activity.
Permeable, split easily, hardwearing, float? These are the tests you can carry out on slate, granite, marble, chalk and pumice.
This webquest activity
why has that particular rock been used for that purpose?
which of its properties make it suitable for that use?
A nice cloze procedure and activities too. Including testing which soils allow the quickest drainage. Suitable for KS2.
Runny or sticky liquids. Pupils can test the sinking time of a ball in measuring cylinders of familiar but different liquids. They then graph their results and use them to predict in a new but related situation. A great Learn resource.
Printable web page with a selection of questions about materials. Could easily be used as it is or added to.
This BBC activity requires children to understand about properties of materials in terms of magnetic attraction for example.
Pick them off the conveyor belt and sort them quickly in this BBC activity.
Supporting an experiment on measuring how stretchy different tights are.
Where is wood - lovely drag and drop activity. Also a lovely selection of images of the trees and the wood they give us and even a song to download and learn.
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