Materials - How Was It Made?
Wood is a natural material. It is made from trees.

Materials - How Was It Made?

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Products are made from materials. Some materials are natural and some are man-made. Some materials are dug out of the ground. Some materials grow - cotton comes from a plant, and wool comes from sheep. But some materials are man-made. They are made from other things. In science we can divide products and materials into natural and man-made. See if you know which are which.

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1.
Which one of these materials is natural?
Nylon
Rock
Plastic
Polythene
The mountain in the picture is called the Matterhorn
2.
Amy is building a sand castle. Sand is a _______ material.
Natural
Rare
Man-made
Fizzy
Do you like going to the seaside?
3.
This toy plane is made from wood. Wood is a _______ material.
Man-made
Natural
Weak
Bendy
Do you have any toys made from wood?
4.
This toy duck is made from plastic. Plastic is a _______ material.
Natural
Man-made
Rare
Precious
Plastic is made in factories
5.
This statue is made from marble. Marble is a ______ material.
Weak
Elastic
Man-made
Natural
Marble is a type of rock. Marble is dug out of the ground in quarries
6.
Which one of these is dug out of the ground?
Wood
Plastic
Coal
Wool
Coal burns. It is used in steam engines. Have you ever been on a steam train?
7.
Which one of these materials is natural?
Nylon
Cotton
Polythene
Polystyrene
Nylon, polythene and polystyrene are all man-made
8.
Which one of these is a natural material?
Lemonade
Cola
Water
Ice cream
Do you like being out in the rain?
9.
Which one of these materials grows on an animal?
Cotton
Rubber
Wood
Wool
Sheep grow wool
10.
Which one of these is man-made?
Oranges
Apples
Plastic bags
Tomatoes
Fruit and vegetables come from plants. Plants are natural, not man-made
Author:  David Bland

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