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Understand Changes when Materials Burn

In this worksheet, students will be offered a chance to explore what happens when substances burn: what sort of products are formed, what can be observed and whether or not the changes are reversible.

'Understand Changes when Materials Burn' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Properties and Changes of Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Non-reversible Changes

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Worksheet Overview

Charlie and Suzi are spending the afternoon with their Uncle Mike, finding out what happens when different substances burn.


Burning paper


To start off with they place a small piece of paper on to a metal plate and their uncle strikes a match and places it on to the paper which catches fire and burns with a yellow flame, giving off some smoke.  A grey crumbly ash is left behind.


Let's explore what's going on.


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