Explore the properties of different kitchen papers and disposable cloths. Rise to the challenge of mopping water from the floor. Which paper is the most absorbent? Which will be the best for mopping up the spillage?
i) Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.
ii) Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
- Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways.
- Observe closely, using simple equipment.
- Perform simple tests.
- Identify and classify.
- Use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
- Gather and record data to help in answering questions.
Extended Writing Opportunities
Recount: Write a science report recounting how you investigated the absorbency of various materials and what you found out.