Ice Lolly

Properties of Materials

These six lessons are all about investigating the properties of materials and how this affects what we make with them – in this case, an ice lolly. 

Introduction Video

  • Aim

    By observing the effects of temperature and composite material on the ice lolly and the stick which supports it, students will gain a deeper understanding of how a material’s properties can alter its nature and effectiveness.

  • Success Criteria

    Students will be able to evaluate an object or product’s effectiveness in terms of function and usability while making reference to the properties of its materials.

  • Prior Knowledge

    Students should already be aware that a material’s properties can be changed by altering temperature. They should also be familiar with using the FormBox in a safe and respectful manner.

Online Resources

  • Lesson Plan
  • Class Presentation
  • Student Worksheet
  • Project Recipe


For each student you will need:

  • Clay
  • Ice Lolly Raw Ingredients (Water, Cordial, Fruit Smoothie, Natural Yogurt)
  • 1 Cup of Water


Students can share:

  • Mayku FormBox

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