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Y5 Properties and Changes of Materials

A set of IWB lessons, worksheets, activities, planning and display resources.

1a. INTRODUCTION TO THE TOPIC - LO: To find out what the children already know about materials

  • WORKSHEET: A sheet for the children to record what they already know and what they would like to find out about materials.

1b. MATERIAL PROPERTIES  - LO: To compare and group everyday materials together

  • POWERPOINT: A look at 12 different properties of materials, with examples of the materials with those properties. It can also be printed out for display.
  • WORKSHEET 1: Material properties worksheet

2. DISSOLVING - LO: To know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution

  • POWERPOINT: Explains the meaning of dissolve and gives examples of different materials that can be dissolved.

3. SEPARATING A MIXTURE - LO: To use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated.

  • POWERPOINT: Looks at different mixtures and how they can be separated, including sieving, filtering and evaporating.

4. USES OF EVERYDAY MATERIALS - LO: give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials

  • POWERPOINT: Asks the children to study objects to see what properties different materials have. Asks questions about which properties and materials would be best for making certain objects.
  • WORKSHEET 1: Air resistance activity
  • WORKSHEET 2: Weight in water and air recording sheet

5 & 6. REVERSIBLE AND IRREVERSIBLE OBJECTS - LO: look at dissolving, mixing and changes of state, and reversible and irreversible changes.

  • POWERPOINT: Explains the meaning of reversible and irreversible changes, giving examples of each. Ends with a quiz where the children have to decide what changes have taken place to certain materials.

7. MATERIALS QUIZ: Recap of all the learning objectives.

  • POWERPOINT : A quiz
  • WORKSHEET : Sheet for recording quiz answers
  • WORKSHEET : Sheet for recording what they have learnt


  • A-Z lettering, with a picture background
  • A4 Properties and changes of materials title
  • Materials banner/lettering to cut out
  • Materials topic booklet front cover - with space for children to draw their own design.
  • Vocabulary powerpoint - can be used as a show and printed out for display.
  • Photo cards - 12 objects made from different materials
  • Investigation and recording sheets - A folder of blank tables, graphs and planning and recording sheets
  • Year 5 Materials medium term planning: An outline of the activities and learning objectives with websites and ideas. It can be added to and amended for your own use.
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