Properties of Materials
Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this resource provides activity ideas, key vocabulary and background knowledge for teachers at primary level. Investigations include comparative tests on materials looking at strength, flexibility, hardness, absorbency and magnetism. It also aims to develop key skills including: recognising and carrying out a fair test, repeating a procedure, measuring length with a degree of accuracy, constructing a bar graph, observing and recording and representing data. Science poems and a concept cartoon are provided to promote discussion and develop understanding. The supplementary material looks at packaging and how much of it is necessary to keeping a product at its best. It contains activity and investigation ideas including: * Why we have packaging * Finding the 'best odour barrier' for chocolate * Keeping crisps crispy
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