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Explore the Properties of Materials

In this worksheet, students will be challenged to extend their understanding of which materials have certain properties and to what use they can be put to as a result.

'Explore the Properties of Materials' 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 activity, you will be presented with a series of tests on different materials to try to find out what sort of properties they have.


What you have to do is to look at the information gathered from the investigation, and then use that to help you work out which of the materials was being tested.


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This is Sara.

Sara was investigating 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.

Are you ready to get stuck into this investigation? Let's go!


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