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Choosing the Right Material

In this worksheet, student's understanding of why materials are chosen for a particular task will be extended and it also challenges them to look at what properties suit different materials for particular applications.

'Choosing the Right Material' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Properties and Changes of Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Comparing and Grouping Properties of Materials

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Worksheet Overview

All around you in the world are loads and loads of different materials being put to use - look in your pencil case: why is your pencil made of wood with a stick of graphite down the middle? Why is your ruler see-through plastic? What makes your pencil case strong and light?

 

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These are the sorts of questions that you need to consider when trying to find out why certain materials are used to do certain jobs.

 

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