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Materials and their Properties

Grouping Materials:
  • Materials Songs PDF File - Sing 'The Materials Song' to the tune of 'I Can Sing a Rainbow!' Contributed by BP Educational Service.
  • Waterproof Experiment Planner PDF File - What type of materials are waterproof and how can you test this? Contributed by BP Educational Service.
  • Sorting Materials PDF File - A list of materials (in PDF) which children can cut out and sort according to each material's properties.
  • Materials Vocabulary PDF File - A set of vocabulary linked to the topic of materials which could be used for teaching or display purposes.
  • Materials Vocabulary 2 PDF File - An additional set of words to describe different materials. Based on vocabulary contributed by Alexandra.
  • Solid, Liquid or Gas? PDF File - Children should decide if the materials in this list are solid, liquid or gas. This very useful PDF file also has a space for children to include the reason for their decision. Contributed by Paula Whysall.
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases PDF File - A cloze procedure activity, which encourages children to think about solids, liquids and gases. Contributed by Janice Jenkins.
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases Word Document - A selection of display materials which can be used when teaching about solids, liquids and gases. Contributed by Vicky Chanin.
  • Gases around us PDF File - A PDF worksheet (originally used for homework), requiring children to find out about a number of different gases. Contributed by Jane Richardson.
  • Gases Senteo Quiz Smart Notebook Senteo Quiz - Interactive 'Gases' quiz, requiring Smart Notebook and Senteo software. Contributed by Steve Kirkpatrick and based upon BBC Bitesize.
  • Volcano Experiment PDF File - An exciting experiment, containing instructions and a record sheet, which involves making your own volcano. Contributed by Peter Jamieson.
  • Hardness, Strength, Flexibility and Magnetism - Four experiments which will develop your children's understanding of the properties of materials.
  • Magnetic Materials PDF File - A set of differentiated worksheets, which require children to investigate whether materials are magnetic or not. Contributed by Danielle Courtier-Jones.
  • Keeping Warm PDF File - A complete set of plans (in PDF), contributed by Carl Wood, related to QCA Unit 4C.
  • Keeping Warm Senteo Quiz Smart Notebook Senteo Quiz - Interactive 'Keeping Warm' quiz, requiring Smart Notebook and Senteo software. Contributed by Steve Kirkpatrick and based upon BBC Bitesize.
  • Materials Senteo Quiz Smart Notebook Senteo Quiz - Interactive 'Materials' quiz, requiring Smart Notebook and Senteo software. Contributed by Steve Kirkpatrick and based upon BBC Bitesize.
  • Gas Information PDF File - Information sheets which explain all about a range of gases. Contributed by Emma Long: Engineering Information Powerpoint presentation - Careers information for older students, exploring careers within engineering. Contributed by Emma Long.
Changing Materials:
  • Melting Coloured Ice - A fun activity, great for a hot day, which can be used to teach children about changing materials and mixing colours.
  • Evaporation Activities - A number of activities which can be used to teach the children about evaporation.
  • Temperature Hunting - Look around your school and home to identify places with different temperatures!
  • Chocolate Experiment PDF File - A PDF containing an investigation into whether chocolate can be changed from a solid to a liquid, and back again! Contributed by Paula Whysall.
  • Changing State PDF File - A dictionary-based activity, which requires children to find the definitions of the given vocabulary. Contributed by Janice Jenkins.
  • Changing States Senteo Quiz Smart Notebook Senteo Quiz - Interactive 'Changing States' quiz, requiring Smart Notebook and Senteo software. Contributed by Steve Kirkpatrick and based upon BBC Bitesize.
  • Can you find the solution? PDF File - Children are asked to match the definitions to the vocabulary, based on the Mixing and Separating Materials topic. Contributed by Janice Jenkins.
  • Water Words PDF File - A selection of water words, which could be used for a display, or for teaching purposes.
  • Reversible and Irreversible Senteo Quiz Smart Notebook Senteo Quiz - Interactive 'Reversible and Irreversible' quiz, requiring Smart Notebook and Senteo software. Contributed by Steve Kirkpatrick and based upon BBC Bitesize.
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