Materials may be natural or man-made. They may exist as solids, liquids and gases, and as a mixture of states.
Knowing about the properties of everyday materials found around us helps us choose the right material for the job.
This interactive activity explores the links between the food we eat and the energy it gives us.
TAPS aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of primary school science assessment.
Bath Spa University
In this activity children identify and compare the suitability of everyday materials for particular uses.
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A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
Copper Development Association
In this activity children consider what is sand? Why is sand such an important resource? And why is the UN concerned that it might soon run out?
In this activity children use the exciting space mission to understand the concept of orbits and to link this to their understanding of gravity.
In this activity children pick from a range of investigations to explore, question and develop their ideas about floating and sinking.
<p>In this activity children learn why currency notes are being replaced with polymer materials and why coins are made of metal.</p>
In this activity children investigate whether a local material, straw, is the best material to use or if a different material would be better.