Which materials are absorbent?

In this lesson, we will be learning about absorbency. We will test and compare the absorbency of a variety of household materials. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil to complete today's lesson. For the experiment, if you would like to take part, you will need: a sponge or cloth, plastic bag or cup, foil, cardboard or paper, cotton wool or tissue. If you do not have these materials, you can watch me complete the experiment while observing the outcomes.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Cotton is light, while metal is heavy. Which material do you think will float or sink? Choose 2 answers.

Select two (2) boxes

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Q2.Leaves are light, while glass is heavy. Which material do you think will float or sink? Choose 2 answers.

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2/3

Q3.Choose 2 words to describe the properties of wool.

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3/3

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Cotton is light, while metal is heavy. Which material do you think will float or sink? Choose 2 answers.

Select two (2) boxes

1/3

Q2.Leaves are light, while glass is heavy. Which material do you think will float or sink? Choose 2 answers.

Select two (2) boxes

2/3

Q3.Choose 2 words to describe the properties of wool.

Select two (2) boxes

3/3

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Which materials are absorbent?

Well done for working so hard today. Let's see how much you have learnt!

Q1.Absorbent materials do not soak up liquid easily. True or false?

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Q2.Which of these materials do you think is the most absorbent?

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Q3.Which word describes something that keeps water out?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Which materials are absorbent?

Well done for working so hard today. Let's see how much you have learnt!

Q1.Absorbent materials do not soak up liquid easily. True or false?

1/3

Q2.Which of these materials do you think is the most absorbent?

2/3

Q3.Which word describes something that keeps water out?

3/3

Lesson summary: Which materials are absorbent?

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