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Understand Properties of Materials 2

In this worksheet, students will be challenged to extend their understanding of materials by looking at different properties and deciding which material has those properties and so what use it is put to as a result.

'Understand Properties of Materials 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Properties and Changes of Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Testing Everyday Materials

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, there are a series of tests on different materials to try to find out what sort of properties they have. See whether you can look at the information gathered from the investigation and use that to help you work out which material was being tested.


Child testing rock


Sara investigated some materials to see whether they were:


  • magnetic
  • transparent
  • waterproof
  • electrical conductor


In the following questions you will see the results of Sara's investigation - use these to decide which material she was testing.

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