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.
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?