Covers: Activity Resources Relation to National Curriculum Downloads
Activity One - Grouping Objects By Material

Activity 1

Grouping Objects By Material
STEM Activity
Activity Two - Odd Object Out

Activity 2

Odd Object Out
  • Objects made of different materials. For Example:
    Metal: Spoon / coin / sieve
    Plastic: Lego / bowl / toys
    Glass: Jug / marble / jam jar
    Wood: Blocks / toys
    Rock: Stones
STEM Activity
Activity Three - Describing The Properties Of Materials

Activity 3

Describing The Properties Of Materials
STEM Activity
Activity Four - Treasure Hunt

Activity 4

Treasure Hunt
STEM Activity
Activity Five - Explore With Water And Ice

Activity 5

Explore With Water And Ice
STEM Activity
Activity Six - Model With Recycling Materials

Activity 6

Model With Recycling Materials
STEM Activity

Exploring Materials Activities

Activity One - Grouping Objects By Material

Activity 1

Grouping Objects By Material

Hands-On Activities:
Activity Two - Odd Object Out

Activity 2

Odd Object Out

Hands-On Activities:
  • Objects made of different materials. For Example:
    Metal: Spoon / coin / sieve
    Plastic: Lego / bowl / toys
    Glass: Jug / marble / jam jar
    Wood: Blocks / toys
    Rock: Stones
Activity Three - Explore With Water And Ice

Activity 3

Describing The Properties Of Materials

Hands-On Activities:
Activity Four - Treasure Hunt

Activity 4

Treasure Hunt

Hands-On Activities:
Activity Five - Explore With Water And Ice

Activity 5

Explore With Water And Ice

Hands-On Activities:
Activity Six - Model With Recycling Materials

Activity 6

Model With Recycling Materials

Hands-On Activities:

What teaching resources are available for investigating everyday materials with Year 1 and Year 2 children?

Teaching resources for investigating everyday materials with Year 1 and Year 2 children are plentiful. This collection includes a variety of tools such as worksheets, checklists, PowerPoints, and activity packs, all designed to engage young learners in exploring different types of materials. These resources are available in multiple formats and are formulated to support teachers in structuring their lessons effectively. Teachers can easily incorporate these resources into their lessons to provide interactive and engaging activities that help students develop a better understanding of everyday materials. By utilizing these resources, educators can make their lessons informative and exciting, fostering an environment where children can actively participate in the investigation of different materials.

What are some examples of materials that children will learn about at KS1, along with their properties and suitable uses?

As part of the Year 1 Exploring Materials curriculum, children will engage in a variety of hands-on activities to learn about a diverse range of materials and their properties. Throughout these interactive sessions, children will be introduced to materials such as metal, plastic, glass, wood, and rock, including specific items like spoons, coins, Legos, bowls, toys, jugs, marbles, jam jars, blocks, and stones. These activities aim to foster a deep understanding of the properties and suitable uses of these materials. Students will explore and classify these materials, identify unique objects, describe their properties in detail, embark on exciting treasure hunts, experiment with water and ice, and unleash their creativity by crafting sculptures from recyclable materials.

By actively participating in these fun and educational activities, children will not only learn about the diverse materials in their surroundings but also develop a keen eye for identifying materials and understanding why they are best suited for various purposes. These engaging activities align closely with the National Curriculum of England and provide a rich learning experience for young learners to grasp the concepts of material properties and their practical applications.

What tasks can children complete using Activity Sheets to describe different materials and enhance their understanding of everyday materials?

Hands-On Education offers a detailed Activity Sheet titled 'Describing Properties Of Materials' that includes Material Vocabulary Cards and Properties Vocabulary Cards. The sheet features a variety of objects made from different materials and textures such as socks, elastic band, spoon, straw, blocks, and cup. Through engaging in Activity 3, children are encouraged to describe the properties of these materials, thereby enhancing their understanding of everyday materials. By utilizing this well-crafted activity, children will develop a deeper comprehension of the materials around them, bridging the gap between theory and practical application in both Design & Technology and Science disciplines.

How can the resources in the collection assist in structuring lessons and supporting interactive and engaging activities for children to develop their understanding of everyday materials?

The resources in the collection can be utilized to effectively structure lessons and facilitate interactive and engaging activities for children to enhance their understanding of everyday materials. By integrating these resources into the lessons, educators can provide students with hands-on experiences that promote active learning. The interactive nature of the activities helps to capture the children's interest and engagement, making the learning process more enjoyable and effective. Through these resources, educators can create informative yet exciting lessons that enable children to explore and comprehend everyday materials in depth, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the subject matter.

What activities are included in the collection of teaching resources for learning about states of matter, properties of different materials, and natural vs. Man-made resources?

The collection of teaching resources for learning about states of matter, properties of different materials, and natural vs. man-made resources includes a wide range of engaging activities for students. These activities encompass worksheets, checklists, PowerPoints, and activity packs—all thoughtfully designed to enhance teaching practices and foster interactive learning experiences. Students are encouraged to explore the distinctive properties of various materials through hands-on tasks like sorting materials, describing their characteristics, and conducting interactive experiments such as the "Will It Float or Sink? Science Experiment." Moreover, the collection features supplementary resources like word mats, vocabulary cards, and assessment packs to help students solidify their comprehension of everyday materials. To enhance the learning process further, there are games, quizzes, and display materials that aim to make the study of materials both informative and exciting for students at the KS1 level.

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