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Bedfont Primary School


Primary School

Work to Complete

This Spring, we have been learning about properties and changes of materials in our science lessons. In school, we have spent some time looking at famous scientists that have made ground breaking discoveries. This homework will provide the pupils with a chance to research a different scientist in detail.

We have looked into Spencer Silver and Ruth Benerito, who founded materials that change our everyday use, like the glue for post-it notes and the invention of wrinkle-resistant cotton fabric.

We would like you to research any other scientist who has made an innovative discovery and present your findings in your own way. Why not email your work to your class teacher when you've completed it? It might even make it to the gallery!

Here are some scientists you could choose to have a look at: Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Tim Berners-Lee and Edwin Herbert Land.

You could include – What did they discover? What was their background? Did they have to overcome any problems while working? How is their discovery still used today?


Have a look at the learning packs below, as well as guidance for parents (as well as the answers!) The 'Practical Ideas' document is full of fun things you could do.