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Over the next few weeks we are going to be learning all about materials! Materials are:

 

'the matter or substance that objects are made from'

 

We use a wide range of different materials daily. These include:

 

  • wood
  • metal
  • plastic
  • glass
  • brick
  • rock
  • paper
  • cardboard

 

Different materials have different features (called properties) which make them suitable for different uses.

3C Materials song

Activities for this week:

 

  • Go around your home for any uses these materials may have and fill in the table. A few have been done for you to get you started! See how many you can complete!

 

Wood Plastic Glass Metal Rock Brick Paper Cardboard
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cereal box

 

  • Discuss what different items around the home are made from and why that might be.
  • See how many objects you can find in a minute that are made from a particular material (for example metal or wood).
  • Look into recycling and why we recycle materials.

 

*Challenge: Can you think of an object that might me made from several different types of materials? For example a ruler - a ruler can be made from plastic, metal or wood!

 

 

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