Science KS1 / KS2: How ingredients mix together to make new materials

Mixing materials together often makes new materials and these changes are not usually reversible.

The Mad Lad team are mixing oil, water, yeast, salt and flour together to make pizza dough, which has many different properties to the ingredients that made it.

This short film is from the BBC series, Ultimate Brain: Mad Lab.

Teacher Notes

Pupils could have several cooking ingredients for them to look at and feel and could describe how it feels or moves.

They could then group the ingredients based on their properties, including their hardness, solubility and transparency.

Pupils could also learn about reversible and irreversible changes from such ingredients.

Curriculum Notes

These short films are suitable for teaching science at Key Stage 1 and 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and First and Second Level in Scotland.

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