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A database of 31 everyday materials, man made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque, allow children to explore these and many other properties.

A fun activity to help children learn about properties of materials. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about materials and their properties.

A selection of 3 games (and links to plenty of information) about minerals that we use. Different properties of minerals make them useful for different reasons. Have a go matching properties to minerals and objects, match minerals to objects, or just take it easy and refresh your memory of the minerals around you.

A fun activity to help children learn about changing materials. Includes a worksheet.

An animator from Ardman Animations shows how he makes the stop motion animation character Morph by moulding plasticine

This activity asks children to decide whether different materials can be squashed or twisted using your hands. This activity can be used to help children revise materials and their properties.

Activities from BBC bitesize on the heating and cooling of materials. Short video clips and information for pupil's.

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