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Identify a Material from its Properties

In this worksheet, students will use their knowledge to decide what materials have similar properties.

'Identify a Material from its Properties' 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

Materials are all around us, in our homes, schools, parks and even the shops.


Each material has properties - things the material can do.

Some materials have similar properties, but very rarely do materials have exactly the same properties.


Let's take a plate - it needs to be able to hold food.


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You can get a ceramic plate, a plastic plate, a glass plate, a metal plate and even a paper plate at a party!

All these plates have the same property in that they are strong enough to hold food.

But not all of them are waterproof, not all of them are un-breakable and not all of them are bendy.


In this activity, there are going to be several groups of properties to look at.

All you have to do is decide what materials these properties could belong to.


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