Wonderful World of Materials Incursion (Foundation)

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Wonderful World of Materials Incursion (Foundation)

Theme: Science – Chemical Sciences
Level: Foundation
Students will observe, test, and classify different materials.
They will link the properties of materials with their use.

Activities

  • Discuss prior knowledge of “materials” and different types of materials;
  • Predict and test materials that will be attracted to a magnet;
  • Predict and test materials that will allow a magnet to work through it;
  • Examine a variety of balls and discuss the “bounciness” of each material;
  • Explore the effect of water on different materials;
  • Explore sinking and floating of various materials.

Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

Science
  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041);
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050);
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051);
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS053);
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054);
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways (VCSIS055).

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Incursion Pricing

$290+GST

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Up to 30 students

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90-minute workshops

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A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required

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