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Description

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An interactive introduction to chemical reactions, with plenty of bangs, flames and special effects.

 

A fun and messy 1 hour exploration of chemical changes without sacrificing learning. Let your students get up close and personal with liquid nitrogen, states of matter, phase changes, mixtures, explosions, foam, flames and reaction rates.

 

Time

  • 60 minutes

Number of Students

  • Any

Year level

  • Yr 7 - 10

Requirements:

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

 

Images:

small fireball from exploding hydrogen-filled balloon Foam fountain from peroxide decompositiondust fireball blown through a gas burner

Australian Curriculum

This program was designed to support:

 

Year 7:

Science Understanding:

Chemical Sciences: Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques (ACSSU113)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Scientific knowledge changes as new evidence becomes available, and some scientific discoveries have significantly changed people’s understanding of the world (ACSHE119)

Use and Influence: Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE121)

 

Year 8:

Science Understanding:

Chemical Sciences: The properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of the motion and arrangement of particles (ACSSU151); Differences between elements, compounds and mixtures can be described at a particle level (ACSSU152); Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances (ACSSU225)

Physical Sciences: Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems (ACSSU155)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Scientific knowledge changes as new evidence becomes available, and some scientific discoveries have significantly changed people’s understanding of the world (ACSHE134)

Use and Influence: Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE136)

 

Year 9:

Science Understanding:

Chemical Sciences: All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons; natural radioactivity arises from the decay of nuclei in atoms (ACSSU177); Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed (ACSSU178); Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer (ACSSU179)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community (ACSHE157); Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE158)

Use and Influence: People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions (ACSHE160)

 

Year 10:

Science Understanding:

Chemical Sciences: The atomic structure and properties of elements are used to organise them in the Periodic Table (ACSSU186); Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates(ACSSU187)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community (ACSHE191); Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE192)

Use and Influence: People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions (ACSHE194)

 

 

To make a booking just call or email:

Phone: (08) 8396 2250

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If you are emailing your booking request, please remember to include some alternative dates and times.

 

Cost:

$4 +GST per student

($200 +GST minimum charge per session)

 

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

 

Discounts:

100+ students per session:

  -10%

200+ students per session:

  -15%

Disadvantaged Schools (Category 1- 4):

  -20%

Discounts do not apply to travel costs.

 

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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