A science experiment which investigates the strengths of solid wood and laminate.
Wood is a strong, durable material that has been used for as long as humans have been making things. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese decided to try to improve on this strength and durability by producing a new material: laminate.
This Chemical Sciences experiment allows students to investigate natural and processed materials and their comparative strengths.
The aim of this experiment is to compare the strengths of solid wood and laminate.
A Krazy Kristian’s Science Show demonstration video is available to show the students how this experiment should be run.
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
The principal focus of science teaching in lower key stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. They should do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena an...
- Working scientifically
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