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A database of 31 everyday materials, man made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque, allow children to explore these and many other properties.

A fun activity to help children learn about properties of materials. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about materials and their properties.

A selection of 3 games (and links to plenty of information) about minerals that we use. Different properties of minerals make them useful for different reasons. Have a go matching properties to minerals and objects, match minerals to objects, or just take it easy and refresh your memory of the minerals around you.

A fun activity to help children learn about changing materials. Includes a worksheet.

An animator from Ardman Animations shows how he makes the stop motion animation character Morph by moulding plasticine

This activity asks children to decide whether different materials can be squashed or twisted using your hands. This activity can be used to help children revise materials and their properties.

Activities from BBC bitesize on the heating and cooling of materials. Short video clips and information for pupil's.

Interactive activity matching materials

A fun activity explaining why some objects float and others sink. Includes a worksheet.

A simple interactive activity, aimed at 7-8 year olds, to introduce the properties and uses of some common materials.

A fun way to get the message across. Needs Flash player.

This is a very simple interactive grouping activity, good starter or for younger ages / lower abilities

Link to 4 drag and drop style activities linked to sorting and describing changes in materials.

Some interactive activities for pupils helping them to think about what different objects are made from and why they are made out of that material.

BBC Bitesize resource on dissolving aimed at key stage 1 pupils.

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