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KS1 - Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials

Identifying MaterialsFree! 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | OS2D001

Children identify the materials from which common objects are made.

  • 2d1: identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
I can identify the materials that different objects are made from.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | Identifying Materials

Properties of materials 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | OS2D002

Children carry out an investigation into the properties of 10 small objects. They predict and test whether it is magnetic, transparent, floats, or can be squashed or stretched.

  • ks1w3: performing simple tests
  • ks1w2: observing closely, using simple equipment
  • ks1w6: gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • 2d1: identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
I can investigate the properties of different materials.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | Properties of materials

Materials and their uses 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | OS2D003

Children learn about objects, materials, and properties. They look at 8 objects, identify the materials they are made from, and explain why they are suitable in each situation.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2d1: identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
I can explain how materials are useful in different situations.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | Materials and their uses

Choosing the right material 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | OS2D004

Children use a word bank of materials and their properties to choose the right material for 8 different situations. They draw a picture and explain their reasons.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2d1: identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
I can suggest suitable materials for new situations.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | Choosing the right material

Grouping objects by material 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | OS2D005

Children learn about objects, materials and properties. They look for objects in the classroom, identify their main materials and draw pictures of them, grouping by material.

  • ks1w4: identifying and classifying
  • 2d1: identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
I can group objects by the material that they are made from.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | Grouping objects by material

Properties of metals 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | OS2D006

Children learn about how metals are made. They carry out an investigation into the properties of up to 8 metal objects.

  • ks1w2: observing closely, using simple equipment
  • ks1w3: performing simple tests
  • ks1w6: gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • 2d1: identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
I can investigate and compare the properties of different metal objects.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | Properties of metals

Inventors of new materials 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | OS2D007

Children learn about three inventors of new materials - John Dunlop, John McAdam, and Charles Macintosh. They match statements to the correct inventor.

  • 2d1: identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
I can explain how inventors have made new materials.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | Inventors of new materials

Changing shape 

Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | OS2D008

Children carry out an investigation into how they can change the shape of up to 8 classroom objects. They predict before they test and then discuss their findings.

  • ks1w3: performing simple tests
  • ks1w6: gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
I can investigate how I can change the shape of different objects.
Outstanding Science Year 2 - Uses of everyday materials | Changing shape