Building with materials using their properties…

Different materials have different properties which mean they are suited to different tasks.

We used an interactive game to explore the different materials that can be used to build a shelter.

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Explore the link again by clicking the picture above (it will not work on an ipad – sorry!) and answer these questions…

Why is slate good to use as a roof?

Why does the walls of your shelter need be a material that is hard-wearing?

What would you use chalk for and why?

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