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Materials - Solids, Liquids and Gases

Facts:

A material's state can be solid, liquid or gas.

Materials are made up of lots of little particles. How these particles are arranged determines their state.

Solids can hold their own shape unless something happens to them.

Liquid flow and take the shape of their container.

Gases are usually invisible and spread out to fill up spaces.

Mercury is a metal with a liquid state.

The word 'material' describes what things are made from.

Materials have properties that make them useful for certain jobs.

Examples:

Shiny
Hard
Strong
Flexiable
Waterproof
Absorbent
Transparent
Magnetic
Conducts electricity

Sats Questions on Materials 1

SATs Questions on Materials 2

Teaching Resources

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Materials
Amanda's Learning

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Material World
Museum Network
Sorting & Using Materials
BBC Science Clips

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Soldis and Liquids
BBC science clips
Changing State
BBC science clips
Changing States
Crick Web

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Keeping Warm
BBC Scinece Clips
Gases around us
BBC Science clips

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Rocks and soils
BBC Science Clips

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