Materials and their properties

Published: 10th September 2019

Yesterday, we started our new topic on 'Materials'.  Be will be learning about the properties of different material, the vocabulary that helps describe materials and which material suits which usage.  Later in the term we will be looking at changes of material!

This lesson, the children handled and discussed different materials: steel paper clips, stone, slate, wooden spoons, school rulers, safety mirrors, and tracing paper.  

After using dictionaries to look up the terminology, the pupils investigated the different materials for hardness, transparency, flexibility, permeability and if the material was magnetic.  The children really enjoyed working with the different materials and doing different tests.