It’s a long time since we posted for a new addition to our Show and Tell series.
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Today we are covering the topic: Different Materials.
We are not discussing in-depth the properties of the different materials or which of them are better or worse. We are touching upon the materials we see daily around us and how are they useful to us.
This show and tell is kept simple and quick to make.
Topic: Different materials
My daughter made the heading using alphabet stickers. See the following chart.
Given below the chart, are simple sentences your child could learn for their show and tell.
Materials are substances we can use to make things. From stones to metals to fabrics to plastics, we can use them for different tasks.
Our Chart – 1
There are many different types of metals. Iron, Copper and Tin are the most common metals found on earth. Gold and Silver are also metals. They can be changed into many different forms and hence find many uses in our daily life.
Examples: Cars, Trains, wires, coins, safety pins, hair pins, tin boxes, buttons.
Did you know? Metals can be mixed with each other to create a new material. This is called an Alloy.
Plastics are very commonly used materials and they are man-made. They also come in various sizes, shapes and weights. Examples: Plastic bags, Beads, Bottles, Toys, Straws, Buttons, Googly eyes, stickers.
Did you know? Plastic melts when heated.
Wood is naturally formed in trees. The tree branches and trunk are wood. Most of our furniture is built from wood. We can build a fire using wood. Other examples: Pencils, clips, spoons, Cricket bats, Hockey sticks.
Did you know? A material that burns is called “Flammable”.
Our Chart 2
Paper can be in different sizes, thickness, shapes and colors. It is made from wood. All our storybooks, newspapers and notebooks are made of paper. It is used in our arts and crafts to make beautiful things or express ourselves. As we can print or write on paper, it is used as Money or currency.
Did you know? Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper. Together, they form the word, “origami.” Using Origami one can make many beautiful animals, shapes, puppets using only paper.
When we say Rubber we think immediately of rubber bands and erasers but Rubber has many more uses. Car tyres, Rubber stamps, waterproof shoes, swimming caps and garden hoses to name a few.
Did you know? The natural rubber is obtained from trees and the synthetic rubber is man-made in chemical factories.