Christmas trees are made of different materials and this activity prompts discussion about which materials might be suitable if you want the tree to be as eco-friendly as possible.
Children will sort Christmas trees and decorations into groups and they will consider what materials they might use to make an eco-friendly tree.
- to use words e.g. hard, shiny, rough to describe materials and objects
- to group together objects made of the same material and name the material
Children will learn:
- to identify and name properties of materials e.g. transparent, bendy, flexible and sort into groups on the basis of these
- to describe the object they chose e.g. I chose this wooden egg, it's smooth, hard and won't break
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.