Introducing materials

What's the best material for a raincoat? Introductory animation, experiment instruction video, activity sheets, presentation and song.

Ages: 4-7

Topic: Materials Uses of everyday materials

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Waterproof experiment video

Video

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

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Introducing materials

Interactive activity

What are materials? Interactives exploring different materials and their properties.

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Materials slideshow

Presentation

Types of materials image slideshow

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Materials songs activity sheet

Worksheet

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

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Find the opposites activity sheet

Worksheet

Worksheet in which pupils match words describing materials with their opposite, then use some of the words to create sentences.

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Mystery materials activity sheet

Worksheet

Worksheet in which pupils identify the correct material based on a list of clues.

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Waterproof experiment activity sheet

Worksheet

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

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Introducing materials (Parents' notes)

Parents' information

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

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Introducing materials (Teachers' notes)

Teachers' notes

Materials teacher notes

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