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How flexible are certain materials?

Learning Objective: To be able to find out how the shapes of solid objects made form some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching


Link to Maths - Tallying and Block Diagrams



  • Collect different objects, like blu-tac and tissue paper which are listed on the Tally Chart below (there is one blank space for you to choose own material/object)
  • Test the materials to see how squashy, bendy, twisty and stretchy they are
  • Mark your results on your tally chat
  • Use your tally chart to plot your results on a block diagram

Tally Chart to fill in, Example of how to complete tally and Block Diagram