Knowing about the properties of everyday materials found around us helps us choose the right material for the job.
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>
A cartoon story showing the surprising impact of copper in our everyday lives.
Copper Development Association
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 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 investigate how rocks react differently when in water and do this by testing the permeability of a selection of rocks.
In this activity children will investigate the properties of water and oil and will try to find a way to separate the two liquids.
In this activity children will learn the parts of the plant and design a building using a flower shape as inspiration.