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What is it Made of?

In this worksheet students use their knowledge of the materials they have encountered to decide what sort of objects they are used to make.

'What is it Made of?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Uses of Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:  Suitability for Purpose

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Just think how many things you've touched and used in your life - there must be thousands! Of course, everything's made out of something - sometimes that's obvious, sometimes it's not.

 

In this worksheet there are going to be several different objects to look at. All you have to do is decide what they are made from using the list provided.

 

Happy Hunting!

What is this made of?

 

plastic

wood

card

What is this made of?

 

plastic

metal

card

What is this made of?

 

plastic

metal

cotton

What is this made of?

 

plastic

paper

cotton

What is this made of?

 

glass

metal

clay

What is this made of?

 

glass

metal

plastic

What is this made of?

 

leather

paper

cloth

What is this made of?

 

metal

plastic

wood

What is this made of?

 

metal

wool

wood

What is this made of?

 

cloth

rubber

leather

  • Question 1

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
plastic
EDDIE SAYS
One of your favourites - a toy plastic duck to share the bath with! Plastic is an amazing substance: easy to shape, lots of colours, light and cheap - that's why you find it everywhere.
  • Question 2

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
metal
EDDIE SAYS
Food cans are made of metal. In fact it's a metal called steel and the can is lined with another metal called tin, so the steel doesn't go rusty and make the food inside taste yukky!
  • Question 3

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
cotton
EDDIE SAYS
This shirt is made of cotton, a natural material grown in countries like the USA. Cotton is used for lots of different clothes.
  • Question 4

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
paper
EDDIE SAYS
How long will books last now that handheld devices like Kindles are so popular? Probably longer than you think! Books are made of paper and they mean a lot to people because of how they feel and smell.
  • Question 5

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
glass
EDDIE SAYS
Glasses, like this tumbler, are so called because they're made of ...glass! The problem with glass is that it breaks easily, but it's see-through, cheap and lasts forever.
  • Question 6

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
metal
EDDIE SAYS
You're going to say that a car's made of lots of things and that's true, but what's most of it made of? Metal! The bit that makes it a car, anyway, Yes, there's plastic, glass, leather and so on, but it's a metal machine. Some car bodies are made entirely of plastic, but that's not very common.
  • Question 7

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
leather
EDDIE SAYS
Shoes are made of lots of things these days but the best ones, like in the picture, are made of leather. It's fairly soft, it's strong and flexible, it lasts a long time and stays waterproof if you polish them!
  • Question 8

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
metal
EDDIE SAYS
A trumpet is made out of a metal called brass, which has a yellowy colour like gold. It looks lovely when it's been polished and helps to give the trumpet a fantastic sound.
  • Question 9

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
wood
EDDIE SAYS
Here we have a typical chair to go with your table and it's made of wood. Wood is a brilliant material for chairs as it can be shaped easily, it's fairly cheap and lasts a long time.
  • Question 10

What is this made of?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
leather
EDDIE SAYS
A good quality football, like this one, is made of leather. Cheaper ones, for kicking around the garden, are made of plastic. Leather footballs last longer and keep their shape better than plastic ones.
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