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Discover schemes of work, lesson plans, classroom worksheets and interactive activities to develop skills in science for Key Stage Two to teach about exploring the properties of a range of different materials

  • Irreversible Changes

    Irreversible Changes

    Identify, describe and test some of the changes that can be made to materials that are irreversible

  • Changing Solids

    Changing Solids

    Investigate and record how to change the rate at which different solids can dissolve in water

  • Dissolving

    Dissolving

    Conduct and record results from a test to identify if different substances can dissolve in water

  • Condensation

    Condensation

    Investigate and record how water can change between states when heated and cooled

  • Purifying Water

    Purifying Water

    Explore some of the different methods that can be used to purify water contaminated with a range of solid substances

  • Filtering Water

    Filtering Water

    Conduct and record results of tests about how to use different methods of filtering substances contained in water

  • Insulators and Conductors

    Insulators and Conductors

    Identify, describe and compare different materials that have a high or low resistance to the flow of electricity

  • Opaque and Transparent

    Opaque and Transparent

    Identify, sort and record the properties of different materials in relation to how they respond and react to light

  • Fabrics

    Fabrics

    Identify and describe the properties of different fabrics that can be used for a range of functions

  • Plastics

    Plastics

    Identify, match and group different types of plastic materials using their properties

  • Metals

    Metals

    Describe and compare different types of metal by their strength, durability and magnetism properties

  • Paper

    Paper

    Compare and describe different types of paper by their weight, opacity and durability properties

  • Lengths, Masses and Capacities
    Solve a selection of contextual problems by comparing and converting between different units of measurement for mass, length and capacity
  • Fruit Cocktails
    Convert capacities between litres and millilitres when mixing ingredients for different drinks
  • Changing Lengths
    Measure different lengths around the school and convert between metres, centimetres and millimetres
  • Soup Shopping
    Convert measurements between grams and kilograms to calculate prices of foods needed for different recipes