Bismuth crystal

A short discussion topic suitable for year 2 and all of KS2 linking with the topics properties and changes of materials and properties and uses of substances. This is a super close-up photo of a spectacular, geometric, rainbow-coloured crystal made of a metal called bismuth.

This ten-minute activity, linking to speaking and listening, is ideal for use at the beginning of the day or during transition times, such as after lunch. Pupils will be challenged to guess what the image is by answering the questions shown on the first slide of the PowerPoint. This could be done on the whiteboard or through discussion with a partner. Once pupils have finished, click through to the next slide to reveal the answers. This discussion topic is also suitable for year 3, year 4, year 5, P3, P4, P5, P6 and P7.

Year 5, Year 6
Properties and changes of materials
Bismuth crystal

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