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Identify and Compare Materials

In this worksheet, students will use their knowledge of materials and their properties to decide which materials are used to make different objects.

'Identify and Compare Materials' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Uses of Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Suitability for Purpose

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Everything in the world around us is made out of something - we call what they are made out of 'materials'.


Have a look around you where you are sitting.


Can you see any of the following?


A computer - this is made out of a combination of things including plastic and metal.




A cup - this could be made out of ceramics, plastic, glass or even paper.


a cup


A pen - this is usually made out of plastic.


a blue pen


A pencil - the outer layer of a pencil is made out of wood.


a pencil


In this activity, there are going to be several different objects to look at.

All you have to do is decide what their properties are and what they are made from. 

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