Materials and their uses

There is a vast range of materials used for making things in our world. Here are some examples of things that you might find in your school canteen.


Make a list of five things in your home that are made from wood, metal or plastics. In each case, describe the appearance of the material and explain why you think the material has been used.

Here is an example to start you off.

Product 1: Clothes hanger

Material: Metal wire

Appearance: Dull grey colour

Reason for using material: The wire is easy to bend and is probably less expensive compared to other materials.


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