5.1 Solids, Liquids and Gases
A range of interactive and print-out practical activities
to help children understand the properties of solids,
liquids and gases and the changes that take place when
materials are heated.
5.2 Kitchen Chaos
The chef has muddled his cooking ingredients. Using
the clues provided, pupils work on each test tube containing
an unknown substance in order to identify the contents.
Pupils learn the simple properties of common household
chemicals in a fun context.
5.3 Investigating Ice
An investigation into melting ice developed across three
age groups, 5-7 years, 7-9 years and 9-11 years. Full
guidance is given on managing the activity, including
starter questions and assessment criteria.
5.4 Baking Bread
An extract from the Oxfam photopack, Photo Opportunities
Science. A colour photograph of bread making in
Peru is the stimulus for children to make and investigate
bread, using the worksheets provided.
5.5 Solids, Liquids and Gases Traffic Lights
A quick game to aid revision on solids, liquids and
gases. It also enables the teacher to
assess the effectiveness of the teaching and the level
of understanding and knowledge of the class.
5.6 (Nearly) an A-Z Quiz on Materials and their
A quick and fun revision game to revise science vocabulary
for Materials and Their Properties.
5.7 Solids, Liquids and Gases Drama
A quick, fun activity. Guidance on how to reinforce
the ways in which solids, liquids and gases behave,
by getting children to show in movement the molecular
structure of each state of matter.