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Selenia: Visiting Dinosaurs

Learn about the properties of materials in this colourful comic aimed at students in Key Stage Two. Written to promote enquiry skills in a context, it focuses on making careful observations when carrying out an investigation testing the hardness of materials.

In this episode Selina’s teacher Mrs Neon is locked out of the library vault and the door is made of diamond which is extremely hard. After breaking in she needs to repair the door but needs help to find which materials are the hardest.

Teachers' notes provide a link from the comic to the investigation and include an explanation of hardness and how it may be measured. They also provide curriculum links, extension opportunities, equipment list and a planning sheet.

This resource, provided by the University of the West of England is part of a collection of science comics which aim to engage children with science and reading.

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