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Great Object Hunt: Materials

Find something that you think is strong; find something made from plastic…

The Materials House in the Challenge of Materials gallery

This activity helps students explore the galleries and work together to choose an object for each challenge. It is designed to encourage discussion about how science and technology have shaped our lives.

Recommended for use in the Making the Modern World and Challenge of Materials galleries at the Science Museum, London.

Learning outcomes

  • Make links between museum objects, curriculum science and everyday life.
  • Develop observation and communication skills.

Downloadable resources

Great Object Hunt: Materials (PDF Document)