Drip investigtaion

This lesson pack for year 5 and P6, linking to the topics properties and changes of materials and properties and uses of substances is a hands-on investigation where pupils will learn how art and science are linked. They will try to create their own Jackson Pollock-inspired painting by investigating the best liquid to add to ready-mixed paint. Pupils will make a class hypothesis, discuss variables and take repeat readings, working out the mean result.

This downloadable pack includes:

  • A lesson plan complete with differentiation and links to the curriculum.
  • A PowerPoint presentation which explains how art and science are linked.
  • Instructions to set up the investigation for lower ability pupils.

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • ready-mixed paint
  • A3 paper
  • Thick cardboard larger than the paper
  • A variety of liquids to add to the paint
  • Stopwatches
Year 5
Properties and changes of materials
Drip investigtaion

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