Materials and Matter

Materials and Matter: Science topic lesson plans and schemes of work for KS1 and KS2.

These complete units of work each include half a term's Science teaching and learning all about changing states of matter, the ways in which we can measure and observe changes of state, how materials can be organised according to their properties, and how reactions can change materials or form new materials. Packed with differentiated activity ideas, here you'll find everything you need to teach your pupils about properties of materials in KS1, or all about the properties of solids, liquids and gases in KS2.

Lessons include detailed planning, slides, and guidance and resources for a range of practical scientific tasks, enquiries and experiments.

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  • Everyday Materials

    Everyday Materials

    Year 1

    KS1

    This Everyday Materials Year 1 planning pack contains all the lesson plans, slideshow presentations, differentiated activity ideas, printable worksheets, investigations and much more to help you teach this Year 1 materials scheme of work. Your Ye... Read More

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  • What are toys made from?

    These fun, exciting materials and their properties KS1 lessons explore what are toys made from. These lessons will have your Year 1 class identifying, classifying and describing the materials used to make a variety of toys. During these six lessons y... Read More

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  • Seaside Objects

    Seaside Objects

    Year 1

    KS1

    These exciting, practical Everyday Materials Year 1 lessons will transform your class into scientists as they explore materials and their properties and learn what different seaside objects are made from. This series of five lessons will guide yo... Read More

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  • Exploring Everyday Materials

    This Exploring Everyday Materials Year 2 lesson planning pack contains seven ready-to-teach KS1 Science lessons to help your class identify, classify and describe the everyday materials around them. Through fun activities and investigations, your Yea... Read More

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  • Rocks, Fossils and Soils

    Dig deep and unearth a fascinating world below ground with this Year 3 Rocks, Fossils and Soils planning pack. Your class will learn so much about rocks and soils, and the fossils that can be found buried deep in the ground with this set of seven rea... Read More

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  • The Unforgettable Science of America

    Explore the vast range of scientific discoveries within the United States of America with your class. Discover the prehistoric history of fossilised remains found in North America and learn about how these discoveries teach us about the past. Have yo... Read More

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  • States of Matter

    States of Matter

    Year 4

    KS2

    These States of Matter KS2 Science lessons for Year 4 are the perfect way to teach your class about the differences between solids, liquids and gases, and how different materials can change state. Your class will have plenty of opportunities to under... Read More

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  • Properties and Changes of Materials

    These Properties and Changes of Materials Year 5 Science lessons are jam-packed full of practical activities and scientific enquiries to help your KS2 Science class understand the differences between a variety of materials, and how materials can be m... Read More

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