Brilliant Builders: Comparing Materials
This resource contains six activities that link to Everyday Materials, they are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 1 and 2. Activities include:
- considering the most suitable materials to fix an umbrella – through investigation, using simple equipment to simulate rain. This activity links to a further activity exploring waterproofing.
- considering the hypothesis ‘Hard materials cannot absorb water’ and making predictions before testing and investigating absorbency.
- exploring a range of materials and classifying between man-made and natural.
These activities have been provided by Hamilton Trust as part of their mixed age group science lessons.
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