This centre contains a range of activities which allow you to explore some properties of materials. Choose your activity by clicking on one of the links below. New activities are added on a regular basis, so please keep visiting the site to see what's new. If you have a good idea for an activity, please use the Feedback link to send it to us - we'd love to hear it!
Teachers: use the new For Teachers link above to see these activities presented alongside the National Curriculum, the OCR Applied Science GSCE specification and with the QCA Schemes of Work
|Heat conduction||Which materials conduct heat the best?|
|Electrical conduction||Which materials conduct electricity the best?|
|Electric circuits||What is an electric circuit?|
|Electromagnets||How can we turn magnets on and off?|
|Permanent magnets||What can we find out about magnetic fields?|
|Corrosion||Which metals resist corrosion the best?|
|Bendiness||Which materials are most bendy?|
|Stretchiness||Which materials are most stretchy?|
|Solids,liquids and gases||When do materials change between solids, liquids and gases?|
|These activities are designed for virtual ie electronic learning only. Do not try them at home or in a real lab without adult supervision.|
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