Mind Over Matter

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.

Australian Curriculum

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

“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!”
Craigie Heights Primary School Yr 4-7