During this term we will be working on properties and changes of materials. The children will be comparing materials based on their properties, e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity and magnetism. We will investigate how dissolving, mixing and changing the state of materials can make both reversible and irreversible changes.
Next term we will be studying forces. We will be experimenting with the effects of different types of resistance on moving objects. In addition to this, we will investigate how mechanisms, such as pulleys, levers and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.