Let's explore materials

This collection contains curriculum-relevant videos, quizzes and games to help Year 1/2 and P2/3 students with:

  • basic material types, properties and uses

These educational resources are hand-picked from BBC Bitesize and the wider BBC.

Get started

Here you will find a video and a couple of activities about materials. Try them out before exploring the rest of the collection.

Explore different materials and look at some of their properties.

Click on the picture to find out what the different objects are made from and why!

Highlights from the BBC

The best guides and activities from around the BBC. They contain text, videos and challenges to help you understand, practise and test your knowledge.

Which material do we use?
How are crayons made?
How are bricks made?
How is paper made?
How is glass made
Messy goes to OKIDO: How do magnets work?

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