This unit was created to support the Foundation Year level of the Australian Curriculum - Chemical Sciences strand.
Students will learn that objects are made of materials that have observable properties. They will understand that some materials are transparent, while other are opaque. They will experiment with colour and describe how objects and materials look and feel. They will look at the absorbency of various materials and the reasons for various choices in materials for clothing and houses around the world. They will complete the unit with a design challenge.
This lesson students will look at what objects are made from, and how they feel.
In this lessons students will observe the differences in materials that are used to make objects.
In this lesson students will test different materials to see why our choise in materials matters.
In this lesson students will investigate the impact that water has on different materials.
In this lesson students will look at materials from which our clothes are made and why those different materials are used.