Kitchen cupboard science – comparing materials

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By Gillian Ravenscroftscience coordinator and freelance writer

Explore the properties of materials with this month’s kitchen cupboard contents

illustration of lady opening kitchen cupboard

Your kitchen cupboards are full of ready-made science resources!

A range of materials, from sweets to washing-up liquids, can be used to consolidate children’s understanding of material properties and further hone AT1 skills. As with all food-based lessons, check for allergies first, establish clear rules about working with sweets and ensure that children wash their hands at the end of each session.

1. Sweet observations

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