A worksheet to use when learning about the properties of materials.
In this activity, students investigate the amount of shade particular materials provide.
Teachers prepare a number of frames ahead of time by cutting a 5 cm square window out of the centre of a shoe box lid. A variety of materials are taped to each window e.g. cling film, coloured plastic, crepe paper, coloured tissue paper, chiffon, stretchy fabric, felt, bubble wrap, calico, towelling etc. Samples of these materials are also provided for students to glue onto the worksheet as they test each one.
Students conduct the investigation outside in the sunlight. The teacher models how to hold the frame up to the light allowing the material to cast a shadow. Students colour the window of each frame in the table to match the shadow cast for each material.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Key Stage 1 (KS1) covers students in Year 1 and Year 2.
The principal focus of science teaching in key stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They should be encouraged to be curious and ask questions a...
- Everyday materials
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