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Material science – KS1 and KS2 lesson plan, based on Nano by Jess Wade

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Years 2-5


In this science lesson, pupils will learn about materials by taking a closer look at their properties and uses, and learning about their structure.

Inspired by Dr Jess Wade’s gorgeous book, Nano: The spectacular science of the very (very) small, this lesson covers several areas of the materials topic for Years 1, 2 and even 5, involves minimal resources, and has great cross-curricular links with reading and careers.

As pupils investigate, they will also be developing their collaboration and problem-solving skills, and working scientifically.

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