Strand: Chemical Sciences
Mind Over Matter program content
An excellent introduction to senior Chemical Sciences. Explore a variety of materials, their properties (including strength, hardness, absorbency, weight, bouyancy) and their uses. Be intrigued by the properties of liquids, solids and gases and how they change with temperature. Observe change through melting, burning, reacting, dissolving, mixing, heating and cooling. See some future materials and some very strange matter.
Year 4 – Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties. These properties can influence their use.
Year 5 – Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways.
Year 6 – Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting.
Year 7 – Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques.
Primary Science Understandings
- Yr 4 – Material properties & uses
- Yr 5 – Solids, liquids & gases
- Yr 6/7 – Strange changes
What the teachers said
From what I observed, [the shows] appeared tailored to the year levels/curriculum. Thanks a lot – we had great positive feedback from the teachers & students!
Great show, kids loved it
Mick was great. Well organised and had a great rapport with the students. Show was highly entertaining and the kids loved it.
Energetic presentations – well done!
“Thanks Mick. A very engaging show which the students loved. The demonstrations really provided the WOW factor and this was balanced with an age appropriate level of science information. Great!”
I love your shows! I will continue booking the show each year.
Thank you so much Mick. The students and teachers loved it. The pace of the presentation was excellent. See you again.
As always super, stimulating shows that the students talked non-stop about for days! Thank you.
All shows were enjoyed by the students. The older students feedback was excellent. All teachers reported that the content and presentation was excellent.