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Everyday Materials

This ‘Everyday Materials’ unit will teach the children about everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, water and rock. Children will learn to identify and name everyday materials and will have the opportunity to explore the properties of these materials.

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Materials (Amazing Science) by Sally Hewitt

Everyday Materials (Ways into Science) by Peter Riley


Do: Sort out your household recycling into different groups - group by material or property.