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Which materials make good umbrellas?

 

Wiggins Class conducted an experiment to see whether paper, foil, fabric or plastic were good materials for making umbrellas. The children happily stood under real umbrellas whilst I poured water on them but there were less volunteers when the only thing over their heads was paper! They soon understood which were the best materials for the job!

 

Where do materials come from?

Today the children in Wiggins Class looked at lots of different materials and described them using some very fancy words! They then tried to decide where different materials come from. Did you know that diamonds come from the ground and that glass is made from sand? We discovered lots of interesting facts together and will continue with our work on materials in future science lessons.