“Brick Making”, Science Grade 5, 6


Brick-Making is a compact, ready-to-go lesson pack of 2 pages for Grades 5 and 6. It touches on history but is mainly about materials and production methods. It includes words like silica (sand) and iron that gives bricks the red colour, with percentages of the materials. An extension task is to find a brick-making factory nearby, discussion and internet search.
Ideal for home schooling, parents who want to accelerate their child’s learning at home, and classroom enquiry.

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Brick-Making is a 2-page science lesson pack for Grades 5 and 6. There is a text for reading on the materials and processes, followed by extension activities. Students will no longer take their environment for granted after this unit. The technology of brick-making is ancient and all around us.  But the methods used are evolving again as the manufacture of bricks has huge energy requirements.

Anyone, whether parent or teacher, can use this lesson pack for one-to-one teaching, home schooling or classes.

Here are links to related topics: “Cement and its Uses”, Science Grade 6,
“Glass Making Past and Present”, Science, Grade 6

Free to make copies for teaching purposes.