In this workshop children investigate naturally occurring and non naturally occurring materials through a range of activities. Pupils then discover how heating can change some materials, as they collect sticks from outside which we then turn into charcoal. Teachers can take the charcoal back to school for use in class.



• Everyday materials - Distinguish between an object and the materials from which it is made.

• Everyday materials - Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock.

• Everyday materials - Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

• Uses of everyday materials - Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper, and cardboard for particular uses.

• Uses of everyday materials - Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

•Unit 2D Grouping and changing materials – Identify some naturally occurring materials; predict and describe how heating can change some materials into new and useful materials.

All year round


  Supported by                                                                        Setpoint London East                                                                 supported by the
                                                                                                      Soanes Centre
                                                                                        Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
                                                                                                 Southern Grove, Bow
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