Would you rather have a house made entirely of chocolate or a car made entirely of bubble wrap?
- A house made entirely of chocolate
- A car made entirely of bubble wrap
Name one material and what it is used for?
Materials Around Us
Materials are all around us. They can be natural, like wood, or man-made, like metal. Some materials can be used to build things, like bridges and buildings. Other materials can be used to make clothes or toys.
Materials and Their Function
Materials are things that objects are made of. They have different properties and can be used for different functions. For example, wood is a material that can be used to make furniture, while metal can be used to make tools. It’s important to know what materials are used for and how to use them properly.
What are some of the ways we use metal, plastic, fibers, ceramics, and glass in our everyday lives?
What materials do we use in our everyday lives that are not good for the environment?
Did you know?
Paper is made from cellulose fibers, which are derived from recycled wood pulp and other plant matter. Some plastics are made from recycled materials such as recycled bottles. Aluminum is the most recycled material in the world, with more than 70% of all aluminum ever produced still in use today.
Which of these materials is best for making a boat?
What is one material you use to build a house, and what function does it serve?
What other materials could have been used to do the same task?
How confident are you with today's lesson?
- Very confident ✔️
- Somewhat confident 😀
- Not sure yet 🤔
- Need more practice ✍🏻
- Confused 😕
Draw a cheeseburger flying in the clouds with wings and smiling!