Materials may be natural or man-made. They may exist as solids, liquids and gases, and as a mixture of states.
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.
<p>Snap Science is a dynamic, comprehensive programme packed with inspirational resources.</p>
<p>In this activity children explore the science and maths of snowflakes and discover why giant snowballs have appeared on Russian beaches.</
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.
In this activity children investigate the effects of gravity and create a series of force diagrams to explain what it would be like in zero gravity.
In this activity children learn about traditional vehicles for travelling across snow and investigate ways of reducing friction.
In this activity children investigate how rocks react differently when in water and do this by testing the permeability of a selection of rocks.