Year 2 visited the Soanes Centre to find out more about materials. We found out that materials are simply what things are made of and we looked at different natural and man-made materials, such as plastic, wood, rubber, metal and glass. After sorting materials into different groups Year 2 embarked on different investigations that involved making predictions, testing them with a fair test and seeing if they could come to a scientific consensus (agreement).
The materials workshop helped children to gain a broader and deeper understanding of materials, where they come from, how they are sorted and the different ways they are used and changed. Year 2 will be using this knowledge to support their scientific predictions and investigations of materials in class this term.