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Characteristics of Materials

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. Works well on an IWB.

Pupils

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7-11 year olds
Sorting and Using Materials Science Clips

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.

Pupils

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18-7 year olds
Malleable Materials

Brilliant inspirational video clips featuring clay work in the primary classroom. Super if you are looking for ideas. Pupils create and finish a Victorian clay head. Good follow up to portrait work.

Teachers

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7-11 year olds
Grouping and Changing Materials

The first section involves grouping a range of everyday objects according to the materials they are made from. The second part is a quiz where you need to decide if the materials are natural or man-made. Ages 6 - 7 years.

Pupils

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5-7 year olds
Key Stage 3 Bitesize - Chemical and Material Behaviour

Use the revision sections to brush up on your knowledge and then test yourself. Section headings include classifying materials, chemical reactions, metals and non-metals and acids and alkalis

Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

11-14 year olds
Super Science

A fantastic, free resource which comprises of 12 online science experiments. Children will love it. It can help them learn about electricity, forces, protecting the environment, living things, micro-organisms and more. Schools need to register.

Teachers

Partly tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Material Marvels

This site has a collection of video podcasts covering an assortment of fascinating materials.

Teachers

Tablet friendly

14-16 year olds
Changing Shapes of Materials

A useful teaching site to demonstrate how materials change shape when they are squashed, pulled, pushed, turned, stretched and twisted. It lends itself well to use on an interactive whiteboard and children can predict the effects of forces.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
SATs Revision Materials

Scroll down the page to the revision pages where there are revision notes about such topics as similes, commas, speech marks and more. These are sample pages from a KS2 English revision guide.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Magnets and Springs

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. This resource works well on an IWB.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
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