Aluminium Can balancing on its side

Learn a magic trick!

Bored kids? Looking for an activity to try at home this month? Whether you’re home educating your children or just looking for something to do at home with them over the Christmas Holidays why not have a go at our Metal Matters Home Education Activity.

Students will learn a cool magic trick by balancing a can on its side and do some science while they’re at it!

All our Science of Materials Worksheets show children of all ages how magical our materials are and why we should Reduce, Reuse and Recycle them as much as we can. Our precious resources need to become part of a Circular Economy and be used again and again, rather than constantly making new stuff.

(pdf) Download Home Education Worksheet: Can Balancing

(Word) Download Home Education Worksheet: Can Balancing

Visit our Home Education pages for more Activities suitable for Home Learning.

You can see more of our new Science of Materials: Metals worksheets on our Metals Worksheets pages. A new material will be added every half-term, so watch out for the next ones too!

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