Science - Key Stage 1 (5-7 year olds)
Materials and their Properties
A useful teaching site to demonstrate how materials change shape when they are squashed, pulled, pushed, turned, stretched and twisted. Children can predict the effects of forces.Sorting and Using Materials Science Clips Flash
This site from BBC Science Clips helps children to recognise that everyday objects can be made from various materials. Children can test whether they are bendy or waterproof. The quiz can help with the vocabulary of materials and it touches on the senses.Grouping and Changing Materials Flash
The first activity involves grouping a range of everyday objects according to the materials they are made from. The second part is a quiz where pupils need to decide if the materials are natural or man-made. Ages 6 - 7 years.Magnazone Flash
A simple sorting activity where children decide if materials are magnetic.Interactive Science Resources Flash
Interactive Flash activities to support science teaching at key stages 1. Full teacher notes accompany each one.Characteristics of Materials Flash
A great site for recognising the simple properties of materials such as strength, flexibility, transparency. See why some materials are suitable for making certain things.