Materials KS1 Science. Find out about the properties of materials with these links to free to use science KS1 interactive teaching resources and activities.
Grouping Materials Text
This database lets you find out about the properties of various common materials. It can be explored in several ways to allow you to group materials by a single property - such as those that conduct electricity - or by several different properties.
Materials 1 Interactive
Label words are simply dragged and dropped into the correct place in the picture. When all words have been placed the user clicks on the check button to get feedback on their selection.
Materials 2 Interactive
The materials sorting and labelling application is a simple to use science vocabulary exercise. Label words are simply dragged and dropped into the correct place in the picture.
Mission Materials Video
The Mad Lab team learn how mixing ingredients can create new materials. Mixing materials together often makes new materials and these changes are not usually reversible. The Mad Lad team mix oil, water, yeast, salt and flour together to make pizza dough, which has many different properties to the ingredients that made it.
Scientific Vocabulary Download
This resource contains lists of the key vocabulary used in many of the topics studied at primary level. Aimed originally at the five to seven age range, the lists could also be used to support older children learning these topics. The thirteen vocabulary lists cover the topics of: plants, forces and movement, materials and their properties, health and growth, light, sound, electricity, variation and living things and their habitats. Within each topic there are also word mats which help to develop an understanding of key scientific words. Registration required, resources free.
Solids, Liquids, Gases Interactive
Cartoon animations explain in simple terms why different materials have different properties and how they change on heating and cooling. Other animations cover separating solids from liquids and show what happens to a solid when it dissolves in a liquid.