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Which Material is It Made of? 2

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

'Which Material is It Made of? 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Objects and Materials

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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? 

 

Think about what you use a saucepan for.

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

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.

What is this teapot made from?

Think about what you use a teapot for.

chocolate

sponge

china

What is this bottle made from?

wood

glass

wool

What is this table made from?

wood

paper

mud

What are these shoes made from?

wood

leather

metal

What are these bottle tops made from?

wood

cloth

plastic

What are these building blocks made from?

wood

cloth

jelly

What is this beach ball made from?

sponge

metal

plastic

What is this bag made from?

plastic

glass

wood

What is this sweater made from?

wool

metal

clay

What is this knife made from?

cardboard

metal

string

  • Question 1

What is this teapot made from?

Think about what you use a teapot for.

CORRECT ANSWER
china
EDDIE SAYS
China is a good material for a teapot because it is hard and waterproof.
Chocolate would melt and sponge would not be waterproof.
  • Question 2

What is this bottle made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
glass
EDDIE SAYS
Glass is good material for a bottle because it is hard and transparent so you can see through it.
Wool wouldn't contain the liquids, and we don't use wood to make bottles because you cannot see through it and it's rather hard to cut out in the right shape.
  • Question 3

What is this table made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
wood
EDDIE SAYS
Wood is a hard material and a good choice for a table.
Paper is too weak and mud is too soft.
  • Question 4

What are these shoes made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
leather
EDDIE SAYS
Leather is a good material for shoes. It is waterproof, bendy and light.
Shoes made out metal would be too heavy to wear, and wood would be too stiff and clumsy.
  • Question 5

What are these bottle tops made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
plastic
EDDIE SAYS
We usually make bottle tops out of plastic because it is easy to produce and very strong.
Cloth wouldn't be waterproof and wood might break when we use all our strength to open a bottle.
  • Question 6

What are these building blocks made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
wood
EDDIE SAYS
Building blocks are made out of wood because wood is a stiff material so we can stack the blocks easily.
Neither cloth nor jelly is stiff enough.
  • Question 7

What is this beach ball made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
plastic
EDDIE SAYS
A beach ball is made out of a thin layer of plastic which we inflate. It has to be airtight and bendy.
Metal would be too heavy to lift.
You could make a ball out of sponge, but it would soak up all the water and become very heavy!
  • Question 8

What is this bag made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
plastic
EDDIE SAYS
Shopping bags are made out plastic because plastic is bendy, strong and doesn't take up much space in the store.
Wood is not bendy, and glass might break.
  • Question 9

What is this sweater made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
wool
EDDIE SAYS
Wool is a good material for a sweater because it is soft, light and stretchy.
Metal is way too heavy to wear and clay would be cold and wet.
  • Question 10

What is this knife made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
metal
EDDIE SAYS
Knives are made out of metal because this material can be made very sharp so we can cut our vegetables easily.
Both cardboard and string are too soft and bendy.
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