Kitchen cupboard science – comparing materials

Add to My Folder

This content has not been rated yet. (Write a review)

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

Member-only content

Scholastic Resource Bank: Primary - join today!

  • Over 6,000 primary activities, lesson ideas and resources
  • Perfect for anyone working with children from 5 to 11 years old
  • Unlimited access from just £1.25 per month
Join now


You need to be signed in to place a review.