Grade One pupils at Wycombe Abbey Changzhou have been busy explorers finding out what objects in our everyday environment are made of. We have been exploring our classrooms and playgrounds identifying objects made of wood, plastic, metal or glass. We have been asking questions and reasoning how the properties of materials help us to use it. For example, books are made of paper, which is not transparent, and if they were, we would never be able to read words or stories!
We have used our senses to describe how materials feel, sorted out objects into hard and soft, labelled diagrams, and explored how some materials like modelling clay can change shape and be made into small birds. Our final Science project involves making a birdhouse and investigating what kinds of materials could we use to make it waterproof.