Year 2: Uses of Everyday Materials
This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of the uses of everyday materials at Year Two. It contains tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and background subject knowledge. Possible misconceptions are highlighted so that teachers may plan lessons to facilitate correct conceptual understanding. Designed to support the new curriculum programme of study it aims to cover many of the requirements for knowledge and understanding and working scientifically. The statutory requirements are that children are taught to:
· identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
· find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.