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
“Another excellent ‘Science Alive Travelling Show’ incursion. The students responded well and particularly enjoyed the audience participation activities.”
“Many thanks for a fantastic job”
“A fantastic show, the children really enjoyed it. Thank you.
Material Mysteries Yr 3”
“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. “
“This was great. The children enjoyed this very much. Very relevant content.”
“Great engagement. Kids and teachers thought it was amazing.”
“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.”
“Absolutely relevant! Thank you for a wonderfully entertaining, thought provoking, action packed afternoon. The classroom is buzzing with the children’s excited chatter. Many thanks for the great value too!”
“What an amazing show! It truly makes science come alive in such a fun and entertaining way You have the kids eating out of your hand and there is so much content we can build upon in the classroom.”