Everyday materials: squash, bend, twist and stretch

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This series of activities aimed at Year 2 explore a range of everyday materials through investigations and explorations. They include: ways to test materials for elasticity and flexibility and find out which paper is the strongest and which fabric is the stretchiest. Children also work in small groups to design and make a paper bridge to hold a toy car. Activities are:

Which ball is the bounciest?

Which fabric is the stretchiest?

Testing rigidity

Tough nad flexible

Which is the strongest paper?

Paper bridges

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