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Lesson Six – Waterproofing

This science teaching pack for Key Stage One gets the children to identify and test suitable materials to build the roof of a house to provide protecting from the rain. The children can build example roof tiles using different materials and test the models to see how well they might repel water.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify and test suitable materials to build the roof of a house to provide protecting from the rain

Learning Objectives

Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Learning Outcomes

I can identify functions for materials based on their properties. I can identify materials that can be used to provide waterproofing.

Waterproofing

Teaching sequence to help the children identify and test suitable materials to build the roof of a house to provide protecting from the rain

House Materials

Display posters for whole class discussion to help identify and describe common materials that can be used to build parts of a house

Testing Roofs

Activity to help the children test a selection of model roofs made from different materials for permeability to provide protection from rainfall

Waterproofing

Interactive activity to help the children identify and test suitable materials to build the roof of a house to provide protecting from the rain

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify and test suitable materials to build the roof of a house to provide protecting from the rain

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