Below you can find discussion topics based on 'Everyday Materials'


  • What if every material was stretchy?
  • What if every material was transparent (see-through)?
  • What if every material was rigid (not bendable)? 


Challenge: to design a boat to carry animals on a journey across the ocean. Think carefully about the different materials you would use for this - label them and explain why. 

You might want to start by investigating which materials float or sink...! 

Remember that the animals will need some form of shelter too. 

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