Claire holds up a cooking pot and blanket to her cheeks

Marvellous Materials

Materials are what things are made of for example, our houses are made of bricks and our clothes are made of cloth. We’ve used materials to make our lives easier for centuries! And scientists are even using computers to make new materials that are cheaper and better suited to particular jobs. Now, Ross needs our help finding a material to fix his broken umbrella. Join Claire and Ross as they explore how different materials have different properties, which can be useful when designing objects (and when trying to fix them).

Plastic is a material that can be really useful but can also cause problems when we try to dispose of it. Find out how we can reuse plastic and join in by creating your own useful object, by re-purposing an old plastic bottle.

This video was made with support from MathWorks.

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