Year 4

Material World


Material World

Throughout this lesson series, students will be introduced to solar panels and the materials they are made of. Students will investigate what materials have been used in the construction of a solar panel and why they have been selected. Students will investigate what materials would be suitable as solar conductors.

Key Activities

  • Explore natural and processed materials

  • Identify different types of materials and their properties

  • Explore different types of everyday materials

  • Investigate the materials used to make a solar panel

  • Relate properties of everyday materials to the purpose of constructing a solar panel

  • Make decisions about suitable materials to make a solar panel

  • Collect and analyse data on solar panel performance (Mathematics)

Key Concepts

  • Natural and processed materials have different properties which make them suitable for a variety of purposes.

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