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Testing Materials  

With Miss Flower


(Approx. 30 mins – 11 mins teaching, 20 mins activity) 



  • Watch the video with Miss Flower (11 mins)  

  • Join in with the video when prompted 

  • Go on a hunt around your house to find objects to test in the water– perhaps take a look in your recycling bin (5mins) 

  • Conduct the experiment under the supervision of an adult (5mins) 

  • Using the ‘Testing Materials’ worksheet draw or write each item on the sheet and then tick the column to show whether the item is waterproof and therefore suitable to make a boat. (10-15 mins) 



  • It is recommended that this activity is carried out under adult supervision 

  • Worksheet or paper, pencils 

  • Device to watch video 

  • A container to hold water e.g. plastic box or complete the experiment in the sink or bath 

  • Items to test in water – recycling is ideal 

Testing Materials with Miss Flower

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