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Understand About the Air Around Us

In this worksheet, students will use their understanding of materials to answer questions about the gas all around us - air.

'Understand About the Air Around Us' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   States of Matter

Curriculum subtopic:   Solids, Liquids and Gases

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Worksheet Overview

Air is all around us: we can feel it and see the different effects it has on objects in our environment.


Windy day


Although air is a gas, it is made up of particles (like atoms and molecules), just like other materials.


Air is a mixture of gases which are vital for photosynthesis (how plants make food) and respiration (how organisms release energy from their food).


Battling against the wind uses lots of energy, so vehicle designers use shapes which reduce wind resistance, like this high-speed train.


High speed train


Air can also be a very useful material: without a parachute, falling objects would accelerate to the ground and smash!


Box under parachute



So, let's have a closer look at the air around us.


boy flying a kite

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