Materials



Lesson Ideas

http://elements.wlonk.com/ElementsTable.htm
The periodic table in pictures!
Great interactive website with printables too. Here

Graphene
How to make your own graphene. 
Use only a pencil and sticky tape. 
Why it is important? Click here
See the great video below.


Aerogels
Aerogels are a group of exciting new materials. They are  incredibly light weight and make great thermal insulators. See photos. Here

Primary UPD8 Logo
KS1 Primary Update Activities

Lesson Ideas

http://www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com/education/learning-resources
Recycling
Learn about materials through recycling. Plenty of great resources at the Recycle for Greater Manchester website here

Video
(See below for more)


KS1 BBC Curious Cat 
How different materials are made.
10 minutes programs. Click here
These are also on Class Clips.


Teachers TV Videos
on materials here




Solving the plastic problem

What is plastic and how is it made?
This is a great video all teachers should watch.
(Also suitable for UKS2) Click here

Why is plastic a problem?

Teenager from Turkey creates bioplastic from banana skins

UK Student wins award for inventing MarinaTex, a bioplastic made from fish waste. 

Other plastic solutions

Why recycle plastic?
Watch the video


Stories

Usbourne touchy feely books
are great for exploring properties of materials, especially texture.

Cheese


A tractor made from cheese!
Click the photo for a larger image.
(This was a promotion by Lidl.)

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