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More Ways to Describe Materials

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

'More Ways to Describe Materials' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Physical Properties of Everyday Materials

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

We can already describe the properties of materials - we can describe what materials are like.

Some materials have special properties.


This magnet is made of iron. Iron is magnetic. Things made of iron 'stick' to the magnet.

 


Some materials are stretchy, like these rubber bands. We say they are elastic. If we stretch them, they go back to the shape they were before we pulled them.

 

Materials which soak-up water are called absorbent.

Gold, silver and iron belong to which group of materials?

plastic

rock

metal


 

Do you have letters on the door of your fridge? They stick to the fridge because they are...

sticky

magnetic

colourful

Fridge magnets can be made of different materials, but the magnetic material is...

plastic

iron

silver


 

Kitchen roll is a kind of which material?

fabric

paper

plastic

We use kitchen roll because it has which one of these properties? 

It is elastic.

It is transparent.

It is absorbent.

 

Cotton and wool are kinds of which material?

plastic

fabric

paper

We make clothes from cotton and wool. Choose two properties to show why we make clothes like t-shirts and jumpers from cotton and wool.

Fabric keeps us warm.

Fabric is waterproof.

Fabric is soft and bendy.

Fabric is transparent.


 

Which word describes these hair bands?

magnetic

elastic

fantastic

   

 

Which science word describes this foil and take-away tubs?

absorbent

metallic

elastic

 

Windows are made of glass because glass is...

transparent

dull

bendy

  • Question 1

Gold, silver and iron belong to which group of materials?

CORRECT ANSWER
metal
EDDIE SAYS
Gold, silver and iron are all metals.
  • Question 2


 

Do you have letters on the door of your fridge? They stick to the fridge because they are...

CORRECT ANSWER
magnetic
EDDIE SAYS
The letters have magnets in them, which are attracted to the metal in the fridge and so they 'stick' to the fridge door.
  • Question 3

Fridge magnets can be made of different materials, but the magnetic material is...

CORRECT ANSWER
iron
EDDIE SAYS
Not all metals are magnetic. Iron is a magnetic material.
  • Question 4


 

Kitchen roll is a kind of which material?

CORRECT ANSWER
paper
EDDIE SAYS
Kitchen roll is made of paper. It is softer than the paper you write on in school, but they are both made from trees.
  • Question 5

We use kitchen roll because it has which one of these properties? 

CORRECT ANSWER
It is absorbent.
EDDIE SAYS
Absorbent is the opposite of waterproof. It means that kitchen roll soaks up water and other spills!
  • Question 6

 

Cotton and wool are kinds of which material?

CORRECT ANSWER
fabric
EDDIE SAYS
Cotton and wool are types of fabric. Cotton is grown on trees and wool comes from sheep, but they are both turned into fabric for clothes, scarves, duvets etc...
  • Question 7

We make clothes from cotton and wool. Choose two properties to show why we make clothes like t-shirts and jumpers from cotton and wool.

CORRECT ANSWER
Fabric keeps us warm.
Fabric is soft and bendy.
EDDIE SAYS
We use cotton and wool to make our clothes because it keeps us warm and is nice and soft. It is also bendy so that it fits around our bodies.
  • Question 8


 

Which word describes these hair bands?

CORRECT ANSWER
elastic
EDDIE SAYS
These hair bands are elastic. This means that they are stretchy, so they go back to their original shape after they have been pulled and stretched.
  • Question 9

   

 

Which science word describes this foil and take-away tubs?

CORRECT ANSWER
metallic
EDDIE SAYS
These two objects are made from aluminium foil. Aluminium is a metal, so these materials are metallic.
  • Question 10

 

Windows are made of glass because glass is...

CORRECT ANSWER
transparent
EDDIE SAYS
Transparent is the science word which means 'see through'. Transparent materials let light pass through.
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