Exploring Materials and their Properties


Year 5 are learning about Materials and their properties. In this lesson we looked closely at not only the properties of some materials but also how these properties make the materials good choices to make particular products. For example, a permeable material would not be a good choice for an umbrella or roof. During our investigations we tested each of our materials. We were looking at magnetism, strength (hardness), permeability, transparency, absorbency and flexibility. From these tests we were able to deduce which material would be fit for purpose when we knew each materials qualities.