Year 2 Materials worksheets by School Year

Year 2 super science quiz

Year 2 Super Science Quiz

This quiz covers all the topics you have learnt in Y2 science. Can you answer all the questions?
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Important inventions with materials worksheet

Important inventions with materials

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?
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Materials: would it work investigation

Materials: would it work?

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.
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Materials linking game

Materials linking game

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?
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Materials in your home investigation

Materials in your home

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.
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Manufacturing materials investigation

Manufacturing materials

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.
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Kitchen materials worksheet

Kitchen materials

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?
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How green are you worksheet

How green are you?

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.
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Are you a recycling superhero?

Are you a recycling superhero?

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!
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Compare two materials worksheet

Compare two materials

A worksheet to help your child choose two materials, then consider similarities and differences between the two, as well as considering their uses.
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Materials and their properties activity

Materials and their properties

A grid for you and your child to record what you find out about the properties of different materials.
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Natural or man-made worksheet

Natural or man-made

Worksheet to prompt your child to consider whether different objects are natural or man-made.
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Sorting materials into sets activity

Sorting materials into sets

A worksheet with boxes for sorting different materials into sets according to their properties.
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Materials to build a house worksheet

Materials to build a house

This worksheet encourages children to think about what materials they would need to build a house and why.
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Changing materials investigation activity

Changing materials investigation

A practical activity for children to test what happens when they stretch, bend, squash and twist different materials.
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