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Lesson Two – Paper

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to compare and describe different types of paper by their weight, opacity and durability properties. The children can identify different papers that can match a range of specific functions such as for wrapping paper or newspapers.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to compare and describe different types of paper by their weight, opacity and durability properties

Learning Objectives

Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties. Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative  tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials.

Learning Outcomes

I can say how materials are the same or different based on their properties. I can give reasons as to why certain materials are used for specific functions.

Paper

Teaching sequence to help the children compare and describe different types of paper by their weight, opacity and durability properties

What Paper

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe the matching properties of different materials

Making Paper

Shared reading text to help the children identify and explain how different papers are produced using manufacturing processes

Testing Paper

Activity to get the children to compare different types of papers by testing their weight, opacity and durability

Paper

Interactive activity to help the children compare and describe different types of paper by their weight, opacity and durability properties

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to compare and describe different types of paper by their weight, opacity and durability properties

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