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Description

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An interactive exploration of matter and material properties, with plenty of bangs, flames and special effects.

The program places a heavy emphasis on the Particle Model of Matter and how it can be used to explain the states of matter, changes of state and physical properties. We also explore mixtures and separation and how the physical properties of a material can affect chemical changes.

  • Definition of Matter and properties
  • Atoms and Elements
  • States of Matter
  • Freezing, melting, evaporation, condensation, sublimation
  • Expansion and contraction
  • Material properties under different conditions
  • Mixtures - colloids, suspensions, aerosols
  • Separating a mixture with seiving and magnets
  • Separating a solution by boiling
  • Combustion and fuel/air mixtures
  • Burning metals
  • Particle size and combustion

Time

  • 90 minutes

Number of Students

  • 60

Year level

  • Yr 3 - 7
A fireball from cornflour

Requirements:

Access to electricity, acces to water before and after the program, a cleared space for the students, access to an outdoor area for part of the program. Small amounts of smoke will be generated during some of the demonstrations - please do not site the table directly beneath a smoke alarm.

Images:

Crimson flame from burning strontium Liquid nitrogen being poured

Australian Curriculum

This program was designed to support:

 

Year 3:

Science Understanding:

Chemical Sciences: A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046)

Physical Sciences: Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050)

Use and Influence: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)

Science Enquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting: With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (ACSIS053)

Planning and Conducting: Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS055)

Processing and Analysing:Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS215)

 

Year 5:

Science Understanding:

Physical Sciences: Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development:Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE081); Important contributions to the advancement of science have been made by people from a range of cultures (ACSHE082)

Use and Influence: Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE083); Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217)

Science Enquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting:With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS231)

Planning and Conducting: Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks ACSIS088)

Processing and Analysing:Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS218)

 

Year 6:

Science Understanding:

Physical Sciences: Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity (ACSSU097); Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity (ACSSU219)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE098); Important contributions to the advancement of science have been made by people from a range of cultures (ACSHE099)

Use and Influence: Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE100); Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220)

Science Enquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting:With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS232)

Planning and Conducting:Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks (ACSIS105)

 

To make a booking just call or email:

Phone: (08) 8395 9586
Mobile: 0430 588 757
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If you are emailing your booking request, please remember to include some alternative dates and times.

 

Cost:

$220 +GST per session

 

Travel costs may apply:
$25 +GST per hour, first hour free

 

Discounts:

3 sessions in one full day:

-$10 +GST per session

3 of the same session in one full day:

-$20 +GST per session

3+ full days in 1 week:

extra -$5 +GST per session

Disadvantaged Schools (Category 1- 4):

-$30 +GST per session, no other discounts apply.

 

Payments

An invoice will be delivered on the day after an accurate student count. Payment is due via cash, cheque or bank transfer within 7 days.

 

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