This unit covers the Chemical Sciences portion of the Australian Curriculum for year 2. Through a series of presentations, hands-on activities, and worksheets, students will develop an understanding of the materials they interact with day to day, and how they’re combined to make the world around them.

5 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
16x resources/worksheets
Overview

In this unit students explore the following concepts;

  • exploring the local environment to observe a variety of materials, and describing ways in which materials are used
  • investigating the effects of mixing materials together
  • suggesting why different parts of everyday objects such as toys and clothes are made from different materials
  • identifying materials such as paper that can be changed and remade or recycled into new products
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