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Choose the Material

In this worksheet, students will learn to choose the right material when thinking about the functions of objects.

'Choose the Material' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 1 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Objects and Materials

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

We use materials to make things. Look around your room - every object, every thing you can see is made out of a material.


Look at this saucepan. Can you tell what material is it made from? 


a saucepan


Think about what you use a saucepan for.

Would you use wood, metal or paper to make it?


slab of wood piece of metal pieces of paper
wood metal paper



We use metal to make saucepans because it is a solid and waterproof material.


If we made our saucepans out of wood, they would burn when we placed them on the stove.

If we used paper, the paper would be soaked and bend too easily because paper is not waterproof.


Let's look at some other objects and what they are made from.

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