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Properties and Changes of Materials

£14.50
SKU S5CS30008
Key Stage 2 Materials and Matter Science Year 5

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 mixed and dissolved, and reversibly and irreversibly changed.

 
#TheCompleteSeries7lessons

Containing lesson plans, slides, differentiated activity ideas, worksheets and much more, this Properties and Changes of Materials KS2 planning pack provides the perfect basis for your Science teaching, without you having to spend hours on planning!

#Lesson1Dissolving

The first lesson in this series looks at what a solution is and helps your class to investigate what happens to a variety of different materials when they are mixed with water. Will they dissolve, react, sink or float? Let them find out for themselves during either of the two suggested activities!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson2SeparatingMixtures

This lesson explores how materials that have been mixed with water can be separated again through filtering, sieving and evaporation. Your class will think about which types of mixtures or solutions could be separated using each of these methods, then think about how the materials in a mixture of sand, water and salt, for example, could be separated from one another.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson3IrreversibleReactions

Now that your class have investigated some reversible changes when certain materials are mixed together, they can look at some materials that produce an irreversible reaction when they are mixed. They will be introduced to the idea of a new material being formed as a gas when certain materials are mixed together, such as effervescent tablets and water, leading to an irreversible reaction. They can then observe this out for themselves using a variety of everyday materials.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson4HeatingandCooling

Your class now understand the difference between reversible and irreversible changes, so now they can explore which changes are reversible and which are not when materials are heated and cooled. Can you change an egg back to its original state once it is cooked? Can you solidify butter once it has melted? This lesson will help them find the answers!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Recipe sheet
#Lesson5Burning

This fiery lesson allows your class to explore what happens to materials when they are burned and whether the change is reversible or irreversible. They will think about what new materials are produced, such as ash, and even have the opportunity to burn a variety of materials to see what happens for themselves. As an alternative to the suggested practical activity, challenge children to describe burning in their own words, using technical vocabulary.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson6MaterialProperties

This lesson gives your class the opportunity to identify and describe the properties of a variety of materials, and group them according to their characteristics. They will consider properties such as rigidity, magnetism, conductivity and many others during either of the two included activities.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Materials cards
  • Activity cards
#Lesson7PropertiesforUses

The final lesson in this series challenges your class to think about why the properties of a variety of materials make them suitable for different uses. With the option of studying pre-collected data to help them decide which material would be most suited for a certain purpose, or carrying out their own investigation so they can find out for themselves, this lesson will help them apply their knowledge of materials to a practical question.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Testing Materials sheet
  • Fair Test Planner sheet
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • Year 5 - planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  • Year 5 - reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  • Year 5 - compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • Year 5 - know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • Year 5 - use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • Year 5 - give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
  • Year 5 - demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • Year 5 - explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda
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