Year 2

Lesson 2 • What changes?

Students explore the effects of different physical actions (changes) on different materials to determine if the materials are flexible.

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Students will:

  • predict if specific materials can be changed in different ways, e.g. can wood be twisted, torn, bent, scrunched, stretched and poked?
  • observe what happens to everyday materials when they are physically changed in different ways.
  • describe materials as flexible and inflexible.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • record results of their investigation in a table.
  • draw a labelled diagram to represent what is happening to a material when it is physically changed.