Properties of Materials

Resources

Coiled copper wire

Why Wires?

Learn about how wires are produced and used.
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Why Wires?

Colourful liquids and periodic table

Describing and Classifying Matter

Learn about the physical and chemical properties of matter.
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Describing and Classifying Matter

Objects made of different materials

Types of Materials

Descriptions and properties of common materials such as wood, metal, glass, plastics, ceramics and paper.
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Types of Materials

Objects made from a variety of materials

Properties of Materials

10 images showing objects that are hard, soft, flexible, rigid, rough, smooth, strong, fragile, buoyant and non-buoyant
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Properties of Materials

Paddleboat on the Fraser River, BC

How can we make a paddle boat?

Make and test a model paddle boat and learn about potential and kinetic energy.
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How can we make a paddle boat?

Screen shot from Solutioneers Episode 2

The Solutioneers Week 2: Ready to Roll

This week's episodes and hands-on activity explore re-engineering.
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The Solutioneers Week 2: Ready to Roll

Ashley Ritchie | Apprenti maçonne

Ashley Ritchie

Job Title
Bricklaying Apprentice
Ashley Ritchie is a Bricklaying Apprentice at Straight Line Masonry.
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Ashley Ritchie

How do scuba divers sink?

How do scuba divers sink?

It’s not easy to dive deep underwater. How do divers get down deep? Learn how scuba divers manipulate density to move up and down in this hands on activity.
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How do scuba divers sink?

What is the best way to clean up an oil spill?

What is the best way to clean up an oil spill?

Learn about the properties of materials and the challenges of cleaning up an oil spill in this activity.
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What is the best way to clean up an oil spill?

monster about to sneeze

How does snot work?

Make some fake snot and explore the function of mucus in this fun activity.
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How does snot work?

How does detergent work?

How does detergent work?

Become a pro at washing dishes! Learn how the chemical structure of detergent makes it perfect for attracting grease and grime.
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How does detergent work?

What is immiscibility?

What is immiscibility?

Creating mixture of liquids can be very useful, but why do some liquids not mix well? Learn what causes liquids to be immiscible.
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What is immiscibility?

Can we make butter?

Can we make butter?

Do you like butter? Find out how easy it is to make!
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Can we make butter?

How can I make a bottle rocket?

How can I make a bottle rocket?

Use a pop bottle and other everyday materials to create a rocket that you can launch outdoors.
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How can I make a bottle rocket?

How can I build a rollercoaster?

How can I build a rollercoaster?

Try your hand at building a “super coaster” using materials around your home.
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How can I build a rollercoaster?