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Materials Investigation (KS1)

Key info...

Learning level: Key Stage 1
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand
Minimum Attendance: 12

What are materials? What can we use them for?

Students discuss the properties of different materials and carry out an investigation to discover which of a selection of materials is the best for a carrier bag.

They finish off by changing one material into another by creating their own felt.

What will you learn?

Curriculum Links
Science KS1 – Working Scientifically 
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
Science KS1 – Year 1 – Everyday Materials
  • Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials.
  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
Science KS1 – Year 2  – Uses of Everyday Materials
  • Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses.
Aims and Objectives
  • Investigate the best material to make a carrier bag from.
  • Find out how we can make materials such as felt using friction.