Knowing about the properties of everyday materials found around us helps us choose the right material for the job.
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Alan J. Hesse
Anne Buckley and Kim Harvey explain how playdough can provide a fun way for children to learn the basics and conduct further enquiries.
TAPS aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of primary school science assessment.
Bath Spa University
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.
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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?