All About Materials offers motivating activities to teach and reinforce key scientific concepts. It provides children with opportunities for sorting and matching, reasoning, hypothesizing and testing knowledge of properties such as plastic and metal.
Venn Diagrams: sort metal from plastic, paper from fabric, natural and man-made, magnetic and non-magnetic objects.
Tests with magnets: find out which metals are not attracted to magnets.
Watch Videos on heating and cooling: No real life mess or danger!
Sequences include melting and solidifying chocolate, freezing and melting water, burning wood, baking bread and making a clay pot.
All speech support and word banks make The All About series accessible to both early and non-readers. Children can record ideas and reports using a simple built-in notepad facility which includes word and picture banks