Dancing cornflour

A short discussion topic suitable for year 4 and P5 linking with the topics states of matter and properties and uses of subjects. This is a super close-up photo of cornflour and water, which form an unusual substance when they are mixed. Underneath the cornflower goo is a speaker that is making sound waves, and these vibrations are making it ‘dance’.

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 4
States of matter
Dancing cornflour

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