Suitable for: KS1 and KS2 / Curriculum links: English, Science, Art & Design and Maths
Learn about the science of glass with exciting experiments using a range of materials. Practice measuring and making predications.
Discuss findings and write up the outcomes of the experiments.
Draw the experiments and label the equipment.
Create a fused glass tile using coloured glass tiles and frit. Learn about the glass fusing process of heating and cooling and how a kiln works.
- Scientific properties of glass and other common materials
- Scientific vocabulary
- Changing states – solid and liquid
- Observing closely using basic equipment
- Performing simple tests
- Identifying and classifying
- Use scientific language
- Draw and label a diagram
- Identify differences, similarities and changes and relate them to scientific processes
- Use observations and ideas to make predictions
- Gather and record data
- Identify everyday materials and their properties
- How to make fused glass artwork
- How hot glass is shaped
Get inspired by:
- Hot glass demonstrations
- Gallery tours
- Practical experiments
- Beakers, measuring jugs, scales, glass, glass grains, glass tiles
Cost: £9 per pupil / Year 1 – 6 / KS2 (adapted for suitability)
Also available as a half day workshop without a glass making activity, £4