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!

Australian Curriculum

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

“The presenter engaged with the children well. They left the presentation excited and have transferred this knowledge to our science activities.”

Aubin Grove PS