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Where Do Materials Come From?

In this worksheet students answer questions about where natural materials come from and and what common manufactured materials are made from.

'Where Do Materials Come From?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:  Comparing Everyday Materials

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

We know that some materials are natural. We dig rocks and stone out of the ground. Stone is cut and polished to make new objects: 'things'.

 

This egg is made of stone!

 

We use natural materials, too.

 

 

This duster is made of feathers. Feathers come from birds. Feather is a natural material.


 

Where does wool come from?

Wool grows on trees.

Wool is man made.

Wool grows on sheep.

Wood comes from...

underground

trees

animals


 

Metals have to be made using...

rocks from underground

sand


 

Paper is made from...

plastic

rock

wood


 

Pottery is made from...

sand

clay

stone


 

Glass is made from...

plastic

shell

sand


 

We use oil to make other materials. Where does oil come from?

trees

underground

the sea

  • Question 1


 

Where does wool come from?

CORRECT ANSWER
Wool grows on sheep.
EDDIE SAYS
Wool from sheep is made into yarn which can be knitted to make clothes.
  • Question 2

Wood comes from...

CORRECT ANSWER
trees
EDDIE SAYS
Wood comes from trees. Wood is made into lots of things like furniture and paper.
  • Question 3


 

Metals have to be made using...

CORRECT ANSWER
rocks from underground
EDDIE SAYS
Metals are made using special rocks which are dug up from the ground.
  • Question 4


 

Paper is made from...

CORRECT ANSWER
wood
EDDIE SAYS
We cut down lots of trees to make paper. You should always recycle paper if you can, to help save other trees!
  • Question 5


 

Pottery is made from...

CORRECT ANSWER
clay
EDDIE SAYS
Clay is soft. It is baked in a very hot oven to make it hard.
  • Question 6


 

Glass is made from...

CORRECT ANSWER
sand
EDDIE SAYS
To make glass, sand is heated up until it is very hot.
  • Question 7


 

We use oil to make other materials. Where does oil come from?

CORRECT ANSWER
underground
EDDIE SAYS
Oil comes from deep underground.
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