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Describe Materials

In this worksheet students will answer questions about groups of materials, for example, fabrics and metals, and use the vocabulary which describes their properties.

' Describe Materials' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 1 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Physical Properties of Everyday Materials

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we are going to look at some of the properties of materials.


Some materials have special properties.


rubber bands


Some materials are stretchy, like the rubber bands above. We say they are elastic.

If we stretch them, they go back to the shape they were before we pulled them.


a sponge


Materials that soak up water are called absorbent, like the sponge above.




Fabric is a soft and flexible material. It is often used for clothes. 

Some fabrics are made from natural materials, such as wool (from a sheep)  or cotton (from a plant).

Other fabrics are made from man-made materials, such as nylon.


There are so many materials around us, so there's a lot to discover!

Are you ready to begin?


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