Building with a Variety of Materials - Lesson 1 | What to Use

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The What to Use activity can also be found within the Building with a Variety of Materials - Let's Do Science Bundle. If you are interested in purchasing this activity and more, you can check out the Building things with a Variety of Materials bundle here.

Ideal for grade 3, in this activity students will use background knowledge of a variety of materials, such as wood, metals, glass, steel, etc., to explain the choices of materials used in the construction of traditional and contemporary objects.

By the end of the activity students should be able to:

  • Describe various materials which could be used in construction tasks
  • Select appropriate materials for construction tasks

Additional resources included with the activity plan:

  • Student worksheet
  • Vocabulary cards
  • Material cards
  • Playing cards
  • Information cards
  • Story

Additional resources required:

  • 1 die per group