transparent- allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen
insulating- the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity
electrical conductor- a substance or medium that conducts heat, light, sound, or especially an electric charge
waterproof- doesn’t let water seep through
durable- able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration
Tray with materials
Labels of each type of material
Activity #1- matching names to materials
Activity #2-ask your child to describe each material and label them
Activity #3-Provide example of different objects made from the same material: what material is it made of?
How would you describe these objects?
Activity #4: Ask your child to find different objects made from the same material around the house: example -shell. Talk about their use and their properties using new vocabulary.
You also can use more advanced vocabulary and some interesting properties like:
Resistance to corrosion and chemicals
Low electrical and thermal conductivity
Colors available in a wide variety and transparent.
Easy of manufacture
Resistance to water
Excellent conductor of electricity.Copper is malleable. Malleable or ductile is when you can bend the thing. If the thing is not ductile it cannot be bent.
Eaton talks about all kinds of stuff with daddy, so there is no limit to new vocabulary they use. Eaton always asks questions and activities like that are fun to do with him.
Here are some free pages for you to print out. Blank spots are for more properties if you wish to use.
Your child can review his knowledge about different types of materials and their properties using ScienceKids activity.
Have a great weekend!