This science scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to investigate and test the properties of different types of materials including durability, opacity, strength and conductivity. The class can plan and complete tests to explore the material properties of paper, metals, plastics and fabrics using fair testing skills.
Investigate and test the properties of different types of materials including durability, opacity, strength and conductivity
Identify and record a range of ways of grouping and sorting different types of materials by their properties
Compare and describe different types of paper by their weight, opacity and durability properties
Describe and compare different types of metal by their strength, durability and magnetism properties
Identify, match and group different types of plastic materials using their individual properties
Identify and describe the properties of different fabrics that can be used for a range of functions
Investigate and test a range of different materials to identify the most effective electrical conductors.
Assess abilities in investigating and testing the properties of different types of materials including durability, opacity, strength and conductivity
- School FencesCalculate the costs of building fences around different shaped perimeters in the school grounds
- School GardenUse geometry and number calculation skills to design and cost a garden area for the school grounds
- Rectangle AreasUse multiplication number calculations to find the areas of different sized rectangle shapes
- Story StructuresIdentify narrative structures used by authors when telling a story, match definitions of words for homophones and practise extending sentences using commas