Sorting and Separating Materials
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Overview Children discuss the recycling of useful parts of domestic waste.
An investigation looks at the properties of plastic, metals and cardboard
to devise a method for their separation from mixed wast More…e.
Looks at floating and sinking, magnetic or not and strength.
A literacy activity can be used to describe the life of a recycled aluminium
Curriculum links Science: science investigations, materials and their properties.
Literacy: extended writing
Geography: as an introduction activity leading into environmental
change and sustainable development
Resources Each group will require access to:
Bowl of water
‘Mixed waste’ consisting of a plastic container (choose one
that floats), an aluminium drinks can, a food can, a piece of
Lesson structure 1. 5 minutes