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Science Unit 3c - Characteristics of materials.

                                                  This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

               A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 3c: Characteristics of materials.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

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Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for Unit 3c

(15 pages)

Vocabulary to be used throughout the unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (44 cards / words 3 on each sheet)

Materials

 (1 page)

To identify a range of common materials and that the same material is used to make different objects

Give three suggestions of what things can be made from the given materials

Crossword - Characteristics of materials

(2 pages)

To identify a range of common materials and that the same material is used to make different objects

Crossword to answer which things are made of what answers on second page.

Unscramble the words

(2 pages)

To recognise properties and compare materials in terms of these properties

Unscramble the words which are properties of a variety of materials. (Second page gives answers)

Describe each object

 (1 page)

To recognise properties and compare materials in terms of these properties

Put the description of the properties of each object in the boxes.

About objects

(1 page)

To recognise properties and compare materials in terms of these properties

Answer the questions about the properties of the objects shown

Objects and their properties

(1 page)

To recognise properties and compare materials in terms of these properties

Record which properties each of the objects has. Answer the given questions

Characteristics of materials

(1 page)

To recognise properties and compare materials in terms of these properties

Fill in the chart to show which materials have which characteristics

Materials all around us

(1 page)

To recognise properties and compare materials in terms of these properties

Do the surveys about materials around us and answer the questions

In my class

(1 page)

To know that materials are suitable for making a particular object because of their properties

Find objects in the classroom, draw, them record under the headings e.g. is the material suitable? etc.

True or false

(1 page)

To know that materials are suitable for making a particular object because of their properties

Record whether the statements about materials and their properties are true or false and give reasons for your decision

Same and different materials

(6 pages)

To know that materials are suitable for making a particular object because of their properties

Draw objects made of one type of material. Name other materials the object can be made of and still be effective

Suitable Materials

(1 page)

To know that materials are suitable for making a particular object because of their properties

Are the given materials suitable for the given objects. Why / why not?

 What are the problems?

(1 page)

To learn that some properties are more important than others when deciding what to use

Record what problems would occur about characteristics of materials in the given scenarios

Metals

(2 pages)

To learn that some properties are more important than others when deciding what to use

Find all the given metals and record why metal was used and could other materials be used.

Testing paper absorbency

 (1 page)

To obtain evidence to test scientific ideas

An investigation to see which papers are the most absorbent

for mopping up spills.

Is it waterproof?

 (1 page)

To plan and carry out a test safely

 

Find out if various materials are waterproof predict, test, record

Which is most absorbent?

 (1 page)

To plan a test to compare the absorbency of different papers,

Go through the processes of the different questions needed to answer to find out which paper towel is the most absorbent. Record.

Tights

(2 pages)

To plan how to find out which pair of tights is most stretchy, making a fair comparison

Plan an investigation to find out which tights are stretchier, record results, make a bar graph

      

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