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Cotgrave Candleby

Lane School

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Activity 1

Activity 1 - Introduction to materials 

In this lesson: 

Practice: a video on materials showing and explaining what different objects are made of

Learn: Complete 2 activities on materials. 

1. Sort the objects to show what they are made of 

2.Find objects in your home and say what they are made from, why was the material chosen?



Floating and sinking 


Can you find some objects around your house/garden that float or sink? 

Make a prediction (a really good guess) nd then carefully test them to see if they float or sink. 

Below is a table which you might like to use to record your findings.


*Please be careful and ask an adult first before testing any objects!*


Extra Challenge


Choose a material that floats and use it to make a boat and test it to see if it will float across the water.