Year 2 Materials worksheets by School Year
This quiz covers all the topics you have learnt in Y2 science. Can you answer all the questions?
Imagine that you are inventing a space ship. What features will you include? Think of the materials will they be made from (you can make up your own materials). Describe the properties of each material and why these will be useful for things you will encounter on your space journey. Can you draw a labelled picture of it?
We choose different materials for different jobs. Think about the objects below and what might happen if this material was used to make them. Record your answers.
This game is designed to help you revise the key properties of different materials. Cut out the cards below. Each card has one material or one material property on it. Can you match all the cards together to make a chain, dominoes-style? How long a chain can you make?
Draw a picture of your house and then go round with a clipboard and identify which materials you can see and label them on your picture.
The shapes of objects made from some materials can be changed by some processes, including squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. Gather a selection of materials from home. Make sure that each object is made from a different material. List the object and the material in the table, then have a go at changing the object’s shape and note on your table what happens.Now have a go at making a glove.
In your kitchen look at what different cooking utensils are made from. Talk to an adult about the different materials. Do you know their names? Now look for or think of household objects that could be made with these materials. How many can you find?
Look in your recycling bins to find out what your family recycles and write it down on a list. Look on your local council website to find out if there is anything else you could recycle that you don’t at the moment. Can you encourage your family to recycle more? Make a recycling-bins poster to show them what they can recycle and what they can’t.
Choose some packaging that is going to be thrown away. Ask each member of your family what they would make it into if they were going to recycle it creatively. Choose your favourite idea and be a recycling hero: design a recycled toy or something new for your home, then make it!
A practical activity for children to test what happens when they stretch, bend, squash and twist different materials.
A worksheet to help your child choose two materials, then consider similarities and differences between the two, as well as considering their uses.
A grid for you and your child to record what you find out about the properties of different materials.
Worksheet to prompt your child to consider whether different objects are natural or man-made.
A worksheet with boxes for sorting different materials into sets according to their properties.