Properties of materials

Duration: 2 Weeks / 6 Hours

After the completion of Topic 1 the learners will be able to:

  • Investigate and compare the strength of selected materials.
  • Read the boiling and melting points of different materials.
  • Measure the temperature of water as it heats up to boiling point, draw accurate line graphs, understand and explain the results.
  • Investigate what happens when water heats up and boils.
  • Read and write about how a material [metal/plastic/fuel] is produced and its impact on the environment.

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You will need

Equipment

  • Computer¬†/ Tablet
  • Data Projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Water
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Paper clips

Other

  • Kettle
  • tea
  • different material [glass; jersey; leather belt; paper; etc.
  • wood
  • rubber
  • plastic products / containers
  • stone / clay
  • brick
  • glass
  • aluminium foil
  • wax paper
  • paper towel
  • rope / string
  • heat sources
  • tripod stands
  • gauze
  • glass containers
  • thermometers