Science : Ages 11 to 12 : Materials

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Secondary Science Resources

Click through for free science resources for secondary teachers and pupils aged 11 to 12 on the topic of materials.

Materials investigation ideas

A photo story starter in which a group of friends think about how they can use their knowledge of the properties of materials to find the best way to purify the water that they'll be washing in on the school camping trip. This could be used to spark discussion or as an introduction to the suggested hands-on investigation. 

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Super Scientists: Jamie Garcia

Jamie Garcia is a modern scientist who accidently discovered a new kind of plastic which is fully recyclable and super strong! This could change the future of plastic and make a huge difference to the environment too.

The story of Jamie Garcia is a fantastic introduction to the topic of Properties and Changes of Materials. Take pupils on a journey of Jamie's life and achievements using the presentation, read her story and answer quiz questions about her life. Pupils can also do an investigation into the properties of an element from the periodic table!

These resources are part of a brand new collection so we would love to hear your feedback on how we could improve resources in this collection in future.

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