Special Effects Materials
This resource contains six activities that link to Properties of Materials. These resources are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 5 and 6. Activities include:
- planning and carrying out investigations into the mixing, heating and cooling of solids and liquids, through the hook of ‘mud’
- using a range of separation techniques, including: sieving, filtration, and evaporation
- investigating solubility, exploring the effect of different solvents and temperatures
- measuring volume, and taking multiple readings to ensure accuracy
- closely observing a range of reversible and non-reversible chemical reactions
- observing rusting (oxidation) over time
- calculating a ‘rate of burning’ for a candle
- making prosthetic wounds, choosing the appropriate materials
- exploring the history and future of special effects – researching key inventors and scientists
These activities have been provided by Hamilton Trust as part of their mixed age group science lessons.
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