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Name the Material

In this worksheet, students identify and name the familiar materials around us.

'Name the Material' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Everyday Materials

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Everything we can see and feel is made of material. Materials are what things are made of. There are lots of different kinds.


 

Look at this pile of materials. How many of these materials can you name?

Look around your room at what you can see. How many of the materials can you name?


 

What is this material?

plastic

wood

paper

 

What is the name of this material?

paper

glass

plastic


 

What is the name of this material?

fabric

paper

wood

 

What is this material called?

glass

rock

fabric


 

Our Earth is made of this material. What is it called?

sand

metal

rock


The clothes we wear are made of a material called...

plastic

paper

fabric

Look at these keys:


 

What is the material?

metal

clay

wood

 

We find this material at the beach! It is called...

rock

plastic

sand


 

We can make lots of different shapes and objects with this material. What is it called?

mud

clay

plastic


 

What is the name of this material?

glass

wood

brick

  • Question 1


 

What is this material?

CORRECT ANSWER
wood
EDDIE SAYS
This is a piece of wood. Wood comes from trees and we use it to make all sorts of things, as well as burning it in our fireplaces in the winter!
  • Question 2

 

What is the name of this material?

CORRECT ANSWER
plastic
EDDIE SAYS
These bottles are made of plastic. Plastic is a useful material because it is light and can be made into lots of different shapes.
  • Question 3


 

What is the name of this material?

CORRECT ANSWER
paper
EDDIE SAYS
This is paper. It is made from trees!
  • Question 4

 

What is this material called?

CORRECT ANSWER
glass
EDDIE SAYS
This is glass - it is made from sand which is heated to a very high temperature. Glass is useful and is used for lots of different things.
  • Question 5


 

Our Earth is made of this material. What is it called?

CORRECT ANSWER
rock
EDDIE SAYS
The Earth is made of rock. It is extremely hard and is formed over millions of years.
  • Question 6


The clothes we wear are made of a material called...

CORRECT ANSWER
fabric
EDDIE SAYS
Fabric is what our clothes are made of. There are many different types of fabric: for example, cotton, silk, polyester.
  • Question 7

Look at these keys:


 

What is the material?

CORRECT ANSWER
metal
EDDIE SAYS
Keys are made of metal. It is very hard and so does not break when we turn the key in the lock!
  • Question 8

 

We find this material at the beach! It is called...

CORRECT ANSWER
sand
EDDIE SAYS
This material is called sand. It is made up of lots and lots of tiny bits of rock, which give it its grainy texture.
  • Question 9


 

We can make lots of different shapes and objects with this material. What is it called?

CORRECT ANSWER
clay
EDDIE SAYS
This material is called clay. We use it to make pots and other objects. It's very squishy at first, but it gets very hard once it has been heated up.
  • Question 10


 

What is the name of this material?

CORRECT ANSWER
brick
EDDIE SAYS
These bricks are the building blocks we use to make our houses!
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