Investigating Materials

Two year 2 classes from Lowedges visited the CLC this half term to build on their knowledge of materials. They began by learning how to use our Canon Ixus digital cameras in pairs, then taking photographs of a number of items in our Creative Space. These included a metal step ladder, plastic jug, plasticine people, cardboard boxes and some wooden drumsticks. We then discussed what materials each thing was made out of and what its characteristics were, for example soft, shiny, transparent.

Using Comic Life on the PCs, they used their photos to create a poster on materials, including what the object was made out of and an adjective to describe it. We only had a morning to complete the whole task, and if we’d had more time I would have liked to have shown them how to edit the photos at http://www.picnik.com. As it was they really enjoyed the session, particularly taking the photos, and reinforced what they had learnt at school on the topic.

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