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Natural or Man-Made? 1

In this worksheet students identify common materials which are found naturally and materials which are manufactured.

'Natural or Man-Made? 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:  Objects and Materials

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Materials can be put into two groups.

Natural materials are found, not made. Man-made materials are not natural.

 

 

We dig rocks out of the ground. Paper is made using another material.

 

Remember that the materials we find, without changing them, are natural materials.

Is shell natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

 Is wool natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

 

This duck is made of plastic. Is plastic natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

 

Is wood natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

 

Is pottery natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

 

Is feather natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

 

Is sand natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

Is cardboard natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

Is glass natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

 

Is clay natural or man-made?

natural

man-made

  • Question 1

Is shell natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
natural
EDDIE SAYS
Shells are natural. They are found in the sea and are not made by humans.
  • Question 2

 Is wool natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
natural
EDDIE SAYS
Wool is a natural material as it grows on sheep. We do not have to change it before we turn it in to jumpers and scarves.
  • Question 3

 

This duck is made of plastic. Is plastic natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
man-made
EDDIE SAYS
Rubber is a man-made material, it is not found naturally.
  • Question 4

 

Is wood natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
natural
EDDIE SAYS
Wood grows on trees, so it is natural.
  • Question 5

 

Is pottery natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
man-made
EDDIE SAYS
Pottery is man-made - it is not found naturally.
  • Question 6

 

Is feather natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
natural
EDDIE SAYS
Feathers are natural as they grow on birds.
  • Question 7

 

Is sand natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
natural
EDDIE SAYS
Sand is natural - it is made of lots and lots of tiny bits of rock.
  • Question 8

Is cardboard natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
man-made
EDDIE SAYS
Cardboard is a man-made material - it has to be made by humans.
  • Question 9

Is glass natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
man-made
EDDIE SAYS
Glass is a man-made material, as it has to be made by humans.
  • Question 10

 

Is clay natural or man-made?

CORRECT ANSWER
natural
EDDIE SAYS
We dig clay out of the ground, so it is a natural material.
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