Lately my son is asking lots of questions about what different things are made of, how they are made, and about their properties. Really! I know, definitely a future engineer! I love these question and want to encourage his interest. So today I am sharing some flash-cards I made that you can use in a bunch of different ways.
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Click on this link to print the PFD version on card-stock: material flash cards
Here are a few ideas of ways to use the cards…
- You can use them for simple introduction and open-ended discussion about materials and their properties.
- You can make a game out of identifying things around you home made out of the different materials and why.
- You can name an item and ask your child to identify the material it’s made of.
- You can have your child design something on paper (like a bridge, boat, house, building, toy, etc.) and specify materials and reasons for their choices.
Please share your ideas for how to use these cards!
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This post is linked-up at Fun Sparks – 29th March over at Science Sparks. Check it out for lots of great ideas!