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Knowledge of Material Properties

This worksheet tests your ability to answer questions about the properties of different materials.

'Knowledge of Material Properties' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:  Physical Properties of Everyday Materials

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Different materials have different properties, which is why they are used for different things. For example, you wouldn't make a swimming costume out of wood, or a table out of chocolate!

In this worksheet you must identify the properties of different materials.

Select the objects which are made of waterproof materials.

woolen hat toilet roll tent
1 2 3
umbrella child in raincoat pair of socks
4 5 6
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2

3

4

5

6

Which part of the picture of a man's face would be rough?

man

Top of head

Chin

Shirt

This picture is of pumice, a type of rock, is it rough or smooth?

pumice

Rough

Smooth

Would these bird eggs be rough or smooth to touch?

bird nest with eggs

Rough

Smooth

Is this sponge rough or smooth?

sponge

Rough

Smooth

Is the jam rough or smooth to the touch?

jam

Rough

Smooth

Look at this concrete structure. Is it rough or smooth?

 

concrete

Rough

Smooth

Would this stump of wood be rough or smooth to touch?

stump of wood

Rough

Smooth

Look at this knitted doll made from woollen yarn. Which part of the doll would be smooth to touch?

knitted doll

Body

Button eyes

Hair

Are these objects rough or smooth?

fishfingersice cubesshampoo bottleplaydoughbrick

 rough smooth
fish fingers
ice cube
shampoo bottle
play dough
brick
  • Question 1

Select the objects which are made of waterproof materials.

woolen hat toilet roll tent
1 2 3
umbrella child in raincoat pair of socks
4 5 6
CORRECT ANSWER
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
Tent canvas, an umbrella nylon and the raincoat made of plastic are all designed to be waterproof, but not the others.
  • Question 2

Which part of the picture of a man's face would be rough?

man

CORRECT ANSWER
Chin
EDDIE SAYS
It might be argued that the hair is rough, but is probably too long for that. The chin is definitely rough. Hopefully the shirt will not be too rough or it would be itchy.
  • Question 3

This picture is of pumice, a type of rock, is it rough or smooth?

pumice

CORRECT ANSWER
Rough
EDDIE SAYS
Pumice is a rock that contains air bubbles. It is rough.
  • Question 4

Would these bird eggs be rough or smooth to touch?

bird nest with eggs

CORRECT ANSWER
Smooth
EDDIE SAYS
Bird eggs, like most eggs, are smooth.
  • Question 5

Is this sponge rough or smooth?

sponge

CORRECT ANSWER
Rough
EDDIE SAYS
Sponges are soft, but they are also designed to be rough to clean your face properly.
  • Question 6

Is the jam rough or smooth to the touch?

jam

CORRECT ANSWER
Smooth
EDDIE SAYS
I don't know if you have stroked through jam recently? It looks smooth to me!
  • Question 7

Look at this concrete structure. Is it rough or smooth?

 

concrete

CORRECT ANSWER
Rough
EDDIE SAYS
Concrete looks fairly smooth but it is very rough when it is broken. You can graze your knee on concrete.
  • Question 8

Would this stump of wood be rough or smooth to touch?

stump of wood

CORRECT ANSWER
Rough
EDDIE SAYS
A piece of wood feels rough to touch.
  • Question 9

Look at this knitted doll made from woollen yarn. Which part of the doll would be smooth to touch?

knitted doll

CORRECT ANSWER
Button eyes
EDDIE SAYS
The button eyes are made out of plastic and would be smooth to touch.
  • Question 10

Are these objects rough or smooth?

fishfingersice cubesshampoo bottleplaydoughbrick

CORRECT ANSWER
 rough smooth
fish fingers
ice cube
shampoo bottle
play dough
brick
EDDIE SAYS
Fish fingers and bricks are rough to touch. But the ice cube, the plastic bottle and play dough all feel very smooth to our fingers.
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