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.

11 x 1 hour lessons
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Students will:

  • Define what is a material.
  • Sort objects into groups, based on materials used.
  • Describe how an object feels.
  • Investigate the properties of paper and cardboard.
  • Investigate the effects water has on certain materials.
  • Learn about materials used in clothing and houses.
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Butterfly Template - Worksheet
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Butterfly Template - Worksheet