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Lesson Two – Sorting Materials

This science teaching pack for Key Stage One gets the children to sort a selection of common materials into different groups according to their matching properties. The children can list a selection of objects around the school to match different material properties such as hard, smooth and bendy.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to sort a selection of common materials into different groups according to their matching properties

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 say how materials are the same or different according to their properties. I can sort materials into groups based on their similar properties.

Sorting Materials

Teaching sequence to help the children sort a selection of common materials into different groups according to their matching properties

Spoons

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe a range of common materials used to make household objects

Materials Hunt

Template to help the children select and record materials that have been used to make a range of different household objects

Sorting Materials

Interactive activity to help the children sort a selection of common materials into different groups according to their matching properties

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to sort a selection of common materials into different groups according to their matching properties

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