Strand: Chemical Sciences
Material Mysteries program content
An excellent introduction to junior Chemical Sciences. All around us are things made from different materials that have observable properties.Come with us and find out about materials, about mixing, heating, cooling and changing them. Use rockets, bubbles and slime to unlock the mysteries of some very strange stuff!
Foundation Year – Objects are made of materials that have observable properties.
Year 1 – Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways.
Year 2 – Different materials can be combined, including by mixing, for a particular purpose.
Year 3 – A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat.
Primary Science Understandings
- K/PP – What’s stuff made from?
- Yr 1 – Different stuff
- Yr 2 – Mixing & changing
- Yr 3 – Heating & changing
What the teachers said about the Material Mysteries show
“A fantastic show, the children really enjoyed it. Thank you. Material Mysteries Yr 3”
“Mick had a fantastic energy about him that the children picked up on. I like the start with the basics – what is Science? Very entertaining and informative. “
“Another excellent ‘Science Alive Travelling Show’ incursion. The students responded well and particularly enjoyed the audience participation activities.”
“Energetic presentations – well done! “
“This was great. The children enjoyed this very much. Very relevant content.”
“Great shows. Absolutely linked to what has been taught. All staff and students were impressed. Some were very disappointed at missing the shows.”
“The presenter engaged with the children well. They left the presentation excited and have transferred this knowledge to our science activities.”
“Many thanks for a fantastic job”
“A great way to introduce our science topic for the term. We made a list of resources (you used in your show) for our c/room science area. We can’t wait to start experimenting, Alka Selltzer, bubbles and a lava lamp were our favourites. “
“Great engagement. Kids and teachers thought it was amazing.”