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Everyday Materials

Uses of everyday materials

  1. Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.

  2. Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching


Key vocabulary

opaque, transparent and translucent, reflective, non-reflective, flexible, rigid, shape, push/pushing, pull/puling, twist/twisting, squash/squashing, bend/bending, stretch/stretching

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