Year 3

How are synthetic materials made from raw materials?

In this lesson we will learn about how synthetic materials are made and the raw materials they come from.

Year 3

How are synthetic materials made from raw materials?

In this lesson we will learn about how synthetic materials are made and the raw materials they come from.

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Explain that raw materials change properties when made into synthetic materials
  2. Describe how glass is made from sand
  3. Describe how the properties of sand change to the properties of glass

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4 Questions

Q1.
Synthetic materials are...
Natural and made by humans
Natural and not made by humans
Correct answer: Not natural, they have been made by humans
Q2.
Which of the following is NOT a synthetic material?
Correct answer: cotton
paper
plastic
Q3.
What raw material is glass mostly made from?
cotton
Correct answer: sand
wood
Q4.
Which properties of brick make it useful for building houses? Choose 3.
Correct answer: durable
flexible
Correct answer: hard
shiny
Correct answer: strong

3 Questions

Q1.
Which of these is NOT a way to convert a raw material into a synthetic material?
heating
mixing
reacting
Correct answer: whisking
Q2.
Why is heat added to glass to convert it into a synthetic material?
So that it becomes shiny
Correct answer: So that the sand melts
To cool it down
Q3.
What does malleable mean?
Correct answer: A strong object that can be moulded or knocked into shape
An object that is highly flexible
An object that is very absorbant