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Science - Materials

We have been writing a conclusion. We have written sentences to describe what we found out after our investigation.

We have written up our investigation method and conclusion together

We carried out our investigation. We worked in groups. We really enjoyed working together. We used pipettes to drop water onto a pot which was covered in different materials. We used paper towels, towel fabric and plastic. We noticed that the more water was added to the paper towel the more damaged it became. The pot had lots of water in it. We know that it happened because it is not waterproof. The towel took longer to let the water in. We know that happened because the material is absorbent. The plastic did not let water in. However we noticed that if the plastic had a hole in, it let the water through. We concluded that the plastic would be the most suitable as it is waterproof, light and bendy.

We have started our investigation today. Poor Twiggle got wet in the rain. We decided to make him an umbrella but we need to first decide which materials would be best for an umbrella. We know that it needs to be waterproof. We made predictions based on what we know about materials.

We have been learning about different materials. This week we have been testing the properties of everyday objects and materials. We have used language such as opaque (not see through) and transparent (see through). We have also used language absorbent (soaks up liquid) and waterproof. We enjoyed testing materials using the words bendy and stiff (does not bend easily) Can you find a picture of yourself? Can you test materials and objects at home to see how they behave?

Learning scientific language to describe the properties of some everyday materials

We named and identified some everyday materials. We have written captions for these materials.

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