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Uses of materials

by Bhavini Pandya May 21, 2020

Try this free What’s in my tray? activity to test different types of materials.

  • Science (KS1)
  • Uses of materials
  • Simple and easy to make at home

What to do:

  • Find two empty containers or trays.
  • Fill one container with any everyday objects you can find.
  • Sort the other container into four sections. You might use containers or even tape to separate the sections.
  • Titles- bending, squashing, twisting and stretching.
  • One by one sort the objects into the correct sections and have a discussion for each one.
  • Any objects that do not fit the categories can stay in the container.