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Testing Materials

This afternoon Year 5 have been looking at a wide range of different materials and carrying out various tests to find out about their properties. They have been testing for hardness using the 'scratch' test, putting the materials into a circuit to test for electrical conductivity and using magnets to test for magnetism. They have also been looking at elasticity, solubility and transparency. They have been able to think about why certain materials are chosen to do particular jobs.
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