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Science - Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds)

Materials and their Properties

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.

Magnets and Springs Flash

A useful teaching tool for getting a class to predict what will happen with different sized magnets and different materials. You can rotate the magnet.

Magnazone Flash

A simple sorting activity where children decide if materials are magnetic.

Keeping Warm Flash

Test different materials for their insulating qualities. Plot the results of this online experiment on a table. Useful as a whole class activity.

Solids and Liquids Flash

An activity where you can compare the melting and freezing point of materials such as chocolate, an ice lolly and a metal can.

Solids, Liquids & Gases Flash

Superb cartoon animations and printable resources.

Gases, Liquids and Solids Flash

There are two activities, the first where you sort materials into the categories: solids, liquids and gases and the second where you can see evaporation and condensation at work.

Reversible and Irreversible Changes Flash

In this activity you can experiment with reversible and irreversible changes by testing different materials such as ice, eggs, sand and salty water by heating and cooling.

Floating and Sinking Flash

Test how long it takes a ball to sink in cylinders of different liquids in this simulation. There are useful teacher notes.

Rocks and Soils Flash

A great resource for comparing the properties of different rocks and seeing how their qualities relate to their use.

Rocks and Soils Flash

A great resource for comparing the properties of different rocks and seeing how their qualities relate to their use.