This Spectacular show would work well to start or end your topic about materials.
It covers a range of different curriculum links and is also an opportunity to:
Explore a variety of different everyday materials.
To understand how a solid, liquid and gas differ.
To learn about the invention of 2 important materials – Velcro and heat tiles used on space shuttles.
To explore both reversible and irreversible changes.
Year 1 & Year 2
Identify and name a variety of everyday materials.
Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular purposes.
(Non-Statutory) - Pupils might find out about people who have developed useful materials – George De Mestral.
Year 4 & Year 5
Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids and gases.
Give reasons for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, woods and plastic.
Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.
Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible.
(Non- Statutory) - To observe that some materials will feel hotter than others when a heat source is place against them.