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Y5 Opaque, Translucent and Transparent Coverings

Pupils investigate a range of materials to see if they are opaque, translucent or transparent. They produce a materials disc that places materials in order depending on the amount of light they let pass through them.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • NaG - pupils should build a more systematic understanding of materials
  • WS - plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary

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