Materials KS2 Science. Check out the link to Talking Science, a great resource for teachers, with guidance pack and six Power Point presentations covering a number of Science topics for year 6 pupils.
Changes In Materials Interactive
Irreversible changes, like burning, cannot be undone. Reversible changes, like melting and dissolving, can be changed back again.Mixtures can be separated out by methods like filtering and evaporating.
How Wool Is Made Video
Two children visit a wool factory to find out how a sheep’s fleece is turned into woollen scarves. We meet the children as they come into the classroom from the playground wearing coats and scarves. An animated cat named Curious asks the children if they would like to find out how woollen scarves are made. The children watch some archive footage of a farm and see sheep being sheared. Next, they visit a wool factory where an expert shows them fleeces arriving from the farms, being sorted, washed, dried, carded and spun into yarn.
Sorting Recycling Video
Science monkey superhero Dr Brain and a team of young scientists begin to learn about recycling. Recycling is very important. The earth needs everyone to recycle as much as they can, but which materials can be recycled?
Talking Science Lesson Plan
This CPD unit explores argument as a teaching and learning strategy for primary science. The unit is supported by classroom materials, designed to introduce children to using argument. It explains how these materials can be used to improve transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
Testing Materials Video
Two different fabrics, Gore-Tex and tweed, are tested to determine which fabric is most suitable for wear. The first test is for strength - the fabrics are stretched and the force measured in Newtons. This is followed by testing the weight of each material when dry and wet. Finally, the materials are tested for waterproofing.
Testing The Strength Of Materials Video
Science monkey superhero Dr Brain and a team of young scientists investigate the strength of different materials. All solids have different structures, which means that some are stronger than others. Dr Brain and his Mad Lab team identify two solid materials (wood and polystyrene) and test their strength to see which is more suitable for sitting down on.