This 7-lesson unit covers all of the Year 4 Chemical Sciences material for the Australian National Curriculum. Over the course of these lessons, students learn how materials are selected, by examining their properties, as well as reflecting on the outcomes of these choices. The unit culminates in a STEM activity where students use their new understanding of materials to design a real-world solution to a fictional problem.

7 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
14x resources/worksheets

In this unit, students will 

  • describing a range of common materials, such as metals or plastics, and their uses
  • investigating a particular property across a range of materials
  • selecting materials for uses based on their properties
  • considering how the properties of materials affect the management of waste or can lead to pollution
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