Knowing about the properties of everyday materials found around us helps us choose the right material for the job. The resource contains a database of 31 everyday materials with properties available as a poster to download. It contains man-made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque materials, and support children to explore the materials and their properties. Materials on the database may be grouped according to one or more of their properties. Children can easily group all the materials that have those properties. This helps them to see, for instance, that all metals conduct electricity, but not all metals are magnetic.