Solids & Liquids Incursion (Levels 3/4)

Solids & Liquids Incursion (Levels 3/4)

Theme: Science – Chemical Sciences
Level: 3/4
Students will investigate the changes that occur between solid and liquid matter when adding and removing heat.

Activities

  • Discuss prior knowledge of matter and its states;
  • Investigate the special properties of solids and liquids;
  • Classify materials based on state of matter and recognise that some materials do not fit nicely;
  • Explore how different solids can be bent;
  • Observe surface tension in liquids;
  • Investigate the change in viscosity of a liquid due to temperature;
  • Use a thermometer to measure and compare temperatures;
  • Compare evaporation of different liquids;
  • Test the melting point of wax, chocolate, citric acid and sugar;
  • Conduct experiments safely in a group.

Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

Science
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056);
  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (VCSSU059);
  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060);
  • With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (VCSIS065);
  • Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions including consideration of the elements of fair tests (VCSIS066);
  • Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067);
  • Use formal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS068);
  • Use a range of methods including tables and column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (VCSIS069);
  • Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (VCSIS070);
  • Reflect on an investigation, including whether a test was fair or not (VCSIS071);
  • Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings to show patterns and relationships using formal and informal scientific language (VCSIS072).

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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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