Introducing Materials

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Launch resources

Waterproof Experiment video

Short video in which a presenter demonstrates an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof (5:15).


Find the Opposites activity sheet

Pupils match words describing materials with their opposite, then use some of the words to create sentences.


Waterproof Experiment activity sheet

Planning sheet to be used by pupils performing the experiment shown in the Waterproof Experiment video.


Mystery Materials activity sheet

Pupils identify the correct material based on a list of clues.


Materials Songs activity sheet

Song lyrics to be sung to well-known tunes to reinforce key vocabulary on the topic of materials.


Parents' Notes

Information sheet for parents on how they can support their child's learning on the topic of materials at home.


Teachers' Notes

Materials teacher notes

Teachers' Notes