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.
Online interactive science resources covering a range of science topics.
Alan interviews Pam Horton, education officer at the Eden Project in Cornwall, about how their message and children's responses have changed.
Andy Markwick and Kevin Watts explore properties and changes of materials, introducing some ideas for chemistry activities.
Anne outlines how trainee teachers develop futuristic primary science classes.
TAPS aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of primary school science assessment.
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Bert Nagel shares another interesting and simple adaptation to create something special out of the ordinary.
Bert Nagel explores how, using just drinking straws and staples, you can make wands that produce beautiful soap bubbles.
In this activity children identify and compare the suitability of everyday materials for particular uses.
Idea on teaching about variation and our staple food crops.
Claire Walker describes how one child's question created buzz and excitement leading to an engaging and productive investigation for her class