Material Properties Scavenger Hunt

ACTIVITY HEADER

 

 

 

Name of Activity

Material Properties Scavenger Hunt

Author

Laura Nixon

Keywords

material, property, toughness, shininess, dullness, mass, volume, material properties

Subject

Non-LEGO

Grade Level

K, 1, 2, 3

Time

1 Hour Total

Brief Description

The students are given a worksheet with different materials on it and told to find two objects

for each material and record the objects’ properties. For each section completed, they get a sticker.

The goal is to collect as many stickers as possible.

Lesson Objectives:

Learn about different materials, types of material properties, and how material properties

affect what the material is used for. Also how to identify materials and properties in daily life.

Materials Needed:

worksheet; classroom filled with stuff

Preparation and Set Up:

Worksheet with material tables needed. See attached.

Necessary Background

Vocabulary:

Material

Property

Toughness

Shininess/Dullness

Mass

Volume

Procedure

x

Reference 1

http://sites.tufts.edu/stompactivitydatabase/files/formidable/materials_properties_worksheet.doc

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