Project Description

Time to get a bit messy. Students don lab coats and goggles as they explore chemical reactions and states of matter through a series of guided hands-on experiments. (30mins) *not available as an incursion

Victorian Curriculum Links

Critical creative 2

  • Identify, describe and use different kinds of question stems to gather information and ideas (VCCCTQ001)
  • Make simple modifications to known ideas and routine solutions to generate some different ideas and possibilities (VCCCTQ003)
  • Compare and contrast information and ideas in own and others reasoning (VCCCTR005)

Critical creative 3-4

  • Construct and use open and closed questions for different purposes (VCCCTQ010)
  • Investigate different techniques to sort facts and extend known ideas to generate novel and imaginative ideas (VCCCTQ012)
  • Identify and use ‘If, then…’ and ‘what if…’ reasoning (VCCCTR016)
  • Investigate a range of problem-solving strategies, including brainstorming, identifying, comparing and selecting options, and developing and testing hypotheses (VCCCTM020)

Critical creative

  • Consider the importance of giving reasons and evidence and how the strength of these can be evaluated (VCCCTR025)

Personal social

  • Explain how being prepared to try new things can help identify strategies when faced with unfamiliar or challenging situations (VCPSCSE010)
  • Listen to others’ ideas, and recognise that others may see things differently (VCPSCSO012)
  • Use basic skills required for participation in group tasks and respond to simple questions about their contribution to group tasks (VCPSCSO014)

Science 2

  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS052)
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways (VCSIS055)

Science 3

  • Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability, that impact on the design of solutions to meet community needs (VCDSTS023)
  • Investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a designed solution (VCDSTC024)
  • Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (VCDSTC027)
  • Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (VCDSCD029)

Critical creative 3-4

  • Construct and use open and closed questions for different purposes (VCCCTQ010)
  • Investigate different techniques to sort facts and extend known ideas to generate novel and imaginative ideas (VCCCTQ012)
  • Identify and use ‘If, then…’ and ‘what if…’ reasoning (VCCCTR016)
  • Investigate a range of problem-solving strategies, including brainstorming, identifying, comparing and selecting options, and developing and testing hypotheses (VCCCTM020)

Science 4

  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)
  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (VCSSU059)
  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060)
  • With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (VCSIS065)
  • Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067)
  • Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (VCSIS070)
  • Reflect on an investigation, including whether a test was fair or not (VCSIS071)
  • Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings to show patterns and relationships using formal and informal scientific language (VCSIS072)

Science 5/6

  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)
  • Solids, liquids and gases behave in different ways and have observable properties that help to classify them (VCSSU076)
  • Changes to materials can be reversible, including melting, freezing, evaporating, or irreversible, including burning and rusting (VCSSU077)
  • With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules (VCSIS082)
  • With guidance, plan appropriate investigation types to answer questions or solve problems and use equipment, technologies and materials safely, identifying potential risks (VCSIS083)
  • Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (VCSIS086)
  • Communicate ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause-and-effect relationships (VCSIS088)

Critical creative 5-6

  • Consider the importance of giving reasons and evidence and how the strength of these can be evaluated (VCCCTR