Year 1 Materials worksheets
Some materials are more suitable for particular jobs than others. Look at these pictures and decide which of the materials could be used for each job. Which ones would not be suitable at all?
We can sort objects into groups on the basis of simple material properties: roughness, hardness, shininess, ability to float, transparency and whether they are magnetic or non-magnetic. Collect some of these materials and try different ways of sorting them. Can you make a physical pictogram to show how you’ve sorted things?
Look at these pictures. Can you identify the objects? Which ones do you think will float in water? Which ones will sink? Why? Ask a parent if there any that you can test.
Cut out the cards below. Each player chooses one material card; the other players need to ask questions to help them guess what it is.
Look at the pictures. What is the main material that each of these items is made from? Cut out the picture cards and match them up with the label cards on the next page. Now shuffle the cards up and play a game of matching pairs!
This activity will develop your child's imagination and design skills.
This activity will teach your child the different properties of many common materials and help them identify why they are used.
Develop your child's understanding of materials and their different properties.
Your child will develop their knowledge of materials and their properties with this fun to do worksheet.
This Key Stage 1 science download is about the characteristics of materials and will help your child to think about why we use materials the way we do in constructing everyday objects.