Explore the useful properties of materials with a range of investigations involving absorbency and flexibility. Discover which type of kitchen towel or cloth is most effective at mopping up spills; consider why building materials must be absorbent and which ones fit the bill; create artwork by exploring the textures of materials and learn all about wax and how to re-mould it.
Includes 6 session plans & resources:
01 - Mopping up
02 - Are bricks absorbant?
03- Waterproofing materials
04 - Printing
05 - Resist the wax!
06 - Melting and moulding
Hamilton’s science scheme uses hands-on investigative science activities to promote a deep understanding of scientific concepts and help children develop effective methods of scientific enquiry. Our scheme is fresh, original and free!