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Characteristics of Materials

Books and activities to support science unit

The pack contains 25 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individual and groups.

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Symbol story


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A range of fact sheets about different materials in symbol and text version:

Key vocabulary including word definitions

Display Flashcards A4
Large flashcards to display in the classroom

Display Flashcards A5
Small flashcards to display in the classroom

Vocabulary List
Vocabulary linked to the materials section of the science programme of study

Symbol Word Cards
Symbol/word, symbol and word cards to print and use for vocabulary games

Small symbol sheet to show vocabulary overview for materials subject area

Materials Story - Symbols
Story book about materials - symbol version

Materials Story - Text
Story book about materials - text version

Find and Identify Materials
Activity to look around the school to find different materials

Look at Material Characteristics
Activity to identify characteristics of different materials

Looking at Materials - Branching Database
Branching database to sort materials through questions

Matching Materials
Sorting activity to identify materials used in different objects

What am I
Identify materials from the descriptions

Fabric Facts
Fabric Facts

Symbol Word Cards
Symbol Word Cards


Branching Databse




What am I?
What am I?

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