This explanation text for year 5 and P6 linking to the topics properties and changes of materials and properties and uses of substances explains why it is difficult to copy banknotes. Some criminals try to make their own fake cash – illegal copies called counterfeits. But banks around the world use some cunning tricks to make their banknotes almost impossible to copy.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 5
Properties and changes of materials

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