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Science Unit 2d- Grouping and changing materials

 

                                                  This unit is aimed at children in Year 2.

                                                  A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 2d: Grouping and changing materials.

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

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit

(15 pages)

Vocabulary to be used during this unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (45 cards / words – 3 on each sheet)

Materials

 (11 slides)

To observe and discuss range of materials with different characteristics

To know the names of some naturally occurring materials

PowerPoint presentation– to discuss the names of the materials, whether they are manufactured or natural, use to discuss properties

Describing different materials

(1 page)

 

To observe and discuss range of materials with different characteristics

 

Describe using a few words (from the word bank), the list of given materials

What does it look like?

(1 page)

To observe and discuss range of materials with different characteristics

Draw objects to fit into the different given properties

What is it made from?

((1 page)

To observe and discuss range of materials with different characteristics

Draw objects to fit into the different given materials

Will it catch fire done

(1page)

To observe and discuss range of materials with different characteristics

Look at the materials on the picture and discuss which could catch fire

Natural or manufactured

(1 page)

To know that some materials occur naturally and some do not

 

Record materials, where they were found whether they are natural or manufactured

Changing shape

(1 page)

To experiment with objects made from some materials and alter shape by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

Record one the sheet whether you can change its shape by using one of the given techniques

Banana Squasher

(1 page)

To experiment with objects and alter shape by squashing,

Use a banana to record its properties, what happens when it is squashed, can it be put back together again.

Changing materials with heat

 (1 page)

To know that materials often change when they are heated

Information and pictures on what happens when materials are heated.

Heating materials

( 1 page)

To know that materials often change when they are heated

Record what happens to a number of materials when heated

How materials change when heated

( 1 page)

To know that materials often change when they are heated

Record what happens to a number of materials when heated  - solid, liquid, prediction

Comparing different materials

(1 page)

To make observations and simple comparisons

Compare and record what happens when heating or melting the given materials

Characteristics of materials test

 (1 page)

To make observations and simple comparisons

Multiple choice answers of questions about different types of materials.

Choosing materials for a purpose

(1 page)

To make observations and simple comparisons

Multiple choice answers of questions about different types of materials.

Freezing Materials

(1 page)

To make observations and simple comparisons

Record using a given variety of materials what happens when they are frozen – bigger/ colour

Freezing water

(1 page)

To make observations and simple comparisons

Record what happens when pots of water are put in places e.g. freezer/ window ledge

Will it freeze?

(1 page)

To make observations and simple comparisons

Record what happens when you freeze water and various other ingredients

How quickly does ice melt?

(2 pages)

To use their knowledge about what makes ice melt to plan what to do

Record what happens to ice in various places after given times. Answer questions about experiment

Melting ice

(2 pages)

To use their knowledge about what makes ice melt to plan what to do

Record how long it takes for ice cubes to melt – every two minutes

Keeping things cool

(1 page)

To use a table to make a record of observations

Record what you can do to keep the given items cool

 

 

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