Changing shapes of Materials

Today we have been investigating how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed.

We looked at 4 different ways to change the shape of the object. These were:

Before we did this, we looked at the items to make a prediction. Then we had a go at gently twisting, stretching, bending and squashing each item.

We recorded our results in a table.

What property do you think makes tea towels good for their purpose?

Why would you need to be able to squash a sponge?

When you stretch playdough, what happens to it?

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