Marble weight test activity.

Key Stage 1
Testing Materials

Find your own bounciest ball and figure out what paper is the strongest by carrying the most marbles. How do materials move and how does it change with the surface? By providing informed lesson plans and resources, we support parents and educators in guiding children through their learning journey.Hands-On Education understand all children are individual and learn in different ways. We firmly believe learning should be engaging and fun. We have enjoyed putting these hands-on activities together and finding a range of ideas for our children to access learning.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 6 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 5 activity sheets to support your child in recording their investigations.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Science.

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Activity One - How Materials Move Investigation

Activity 1
How Materials Move Investigation

  • Sc2/1.4 identifying and classifying
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Sc2/3.1c find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Activity Two - The Bounciest Ball Investigation

Activity 2
The Bounciest Ball Investigation

  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/3.1c find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Activity Three - Bouncing On Different Surfaces Investigation

Activity 3
Bouncing On Different Surfaces Investigation

  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/3.1b compare how things move on different surfaces
Activity Four - The Strongest Paper Investigation

Activity 4
The Strongest Paper Investigation

  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Sc2/3.1c find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Activity Five - Travelling On Different Surfaces Investigation

Activity 5
Travelling On Different Surfaces Investigation

  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Sc2/3.1b compare how things move on different surfaces
Activity Six - Melting And Moulding

Activity 6
Melting And Moulding

  • Chocolate bar
  • Glass bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Water
  • Silicone mould
  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/3.1c find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s)
Activity One - How Materials Move Investigation
Activity 1
How Materials Move Investigation
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/1.4 identifying and classifying
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Sc2/3.1c find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Downloads:
Activity Two - The Bounciest Ball Investigation
Activity 2
The Bounciest Ball Investigation
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/3.1c find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Downloads:
Activity Three - Bouncing On Different Surfaces Investigation
Activity 3
Bouncing On Different Surfaces Investigation
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/3.1b compare how things move on different surfaces
Downloads:
Activity Four - The Strongest Paper Investigation
Activity 4
The Strongest Paper Investigation
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Sc2/3.1c find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Downloads:
Activity Five - Travelling On Different Surfaces Investigation
Activity 5
Travelling On Different Surfaces Investigation
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Sc2/3.1b compare how things move on different surfaces
Downloads:
Activity Six - Melting And Moulding
Activity 6
Melting And Moulding
Practical Resources:
  • Chocolate bar
  • Glass bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Water
  • Silicone mould
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/3.1c find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Downloads:

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