Wonderful World of Materials Incursion (P)

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Wonderful World of Materials Incursion (P)

Theme: Science – Chemical Sciences
Level: Prep

In this wonderful 90-minute incursion students have a fun time exploring various exciting materials! From exploring the bounciness of a variety of balls to testing magnets on different materials, this incursion is packed full of fun activities that are perfect for younger year levels. Our passionate science educators carefully guide students through each activity, prompting students to predict, observe and reflect on each activity.

 

Learning outcomes

  • 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).

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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Outer regions incur time and travel costs

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“Marilyn was great! She used age appropriate language, encouraged discussion amongst the group, gave clear instructions and was involved with each group during the small activities.”

Carey Baptist Grammar

“Very considerate of a few children with challenging behaviours and special needs. They were inclusive educators and it was a wonderful experience for all levels.”

Clayton North PS