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Material Properties for Grade 1 Students

In grade 1 students explore the different properties of materials, such as ones that sink and ones that float, or those that have a rough surface and those that have a smooth surface. To help students practice the properties of materials, we have created a section of worksheets on this topic in our grade 1 science area.

Solids and liquids

Students classify objects as liquids or solids in these worksheets.

Solids or liquids

Sink or float?

In these worksheets, students are asked if objects will float or sink.

Float or sink worksheet

Rough or smooth?

Students classify the materials in these worksheets as either rough or smooth.

Rough or smooth worksheet


The exciting topic of magnets start here. At its most basic, grade 1 students explore things that are attracted to magnets and those that are not.

Magnets worksheet