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Cosy cups - investigating heat insulation
A simple experiment to see how wrapping a beaker in different  … read more
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Curious Chocolate – melting times investigation
A great investigation to really get children working scientifically  … read more
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Design a Bug
A designing and making challenge with a science focus on materials.  … read more
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Funny combinations
Children use their knowledge of the properties of materials to  … read more
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Investigating permeabilty - Somerset Coal Canal
A science experiment based on the construction of the Somerset  … read more
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Magnetic or non-magnetic – sorting activity
A circle sorting activity to predict which materials will be  … read more
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Making the most of sand!
A useful set of language development ideas and prompt/record  … read more
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Material properties – hangman
Play this classroom classic to check children's material properties  … read more
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Materials investigation – buoyancy and absorbency
A pirate challenge to design a rescue boat! Planning proforma  … read more
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Materials properties quiz
A great assessment activity covering the properties of everyday  … read more
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Mr Frosty's hand – investigating insulators
A great practical investigation into the properties of materials.  … read more
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Natural and man-made materials sort
Sort everyday materials into natural and man-made. A great cut  … read more
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Odd one out
Formative assessment sheets which can be used in KS1 and KS2  … read more
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Pirate materials ahoy!
An activity to ask children to think about the materials used  … read more
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Reduce, reuse, recycle!
A lovely activity that encourages students to explore the issues  … read more
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Sorting materials
Investigate materials. Children will need access to a set of  … read more
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Sorting seaside materials
Sort a set of seaside objects into man-made and natural. Works  … read more
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What are toys made from?
Children use materials vocabulary to describe properties and  … read more
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What do you know about iron?
A true or false activity to assess what children know about iron.  … read more
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What is it made of?
Children are asked to consider a variety of materials and their  … read more
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Which fabric has the most stretch?
Children are asked to design and carry out an investigation into  … read more
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Which material makes the best umbrella?
Children design and carry out an investigation to find a suitable  … read more
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