Bring out your student’s inner Scientist by conducting experiments, testing hypotheses and observing the chemical reactions of various solids, liquids and gases.
Foster scientific inquiry with innovative chemistry & physical science class activities.
In this 90-minute voyage of discovery, students explore the chemical properties of matter and the physical properties of materials. Younger students (years F-4) will explore the observable properties of different materials and investigate how materials are modified for our everyday use. Older students (years 5-6) will explore the states of matter, different materials, and investigate chemical and physical changes.
Students will be divided into groups and sent on a rotation of exciting hands-on science activities to promote critical thinking exploring a range of chemical reactions and change processes. Students will be challenged to make their predictions and observations with terminology, keywords and equipment differentiated to match each year level.
By adjusting this incursion to suit your focus needs, our qualified teachers will guide all students through each learning activity, prompting them to predict, investigate, communicate and reflect along the way.
Scope of Learning Outcomes
Together we’ll select the learning outcomes that best suit class abilities and curriculum requirements. Examples include;
- Comparing the use of materials for particular uses in our everyday lives
- Identify and describe the various properties and behaviour of solids, liquids and gases
- Analyse and describe the differences between physical and chemical change
- Understand and apply basic laboratory procedures & practices of measurement, accuracy & equipment use
- Application of scientific methodology and terminology
- Communicate and discuss various observations and make conclusions.
- Discuss prior knowledge of the properties of different materials such as metal, wood, and plastic
- Make predictions while exploring different materials, and observing properties such as magnetism and the role of heat in chemical change
- Explore various chemical reactions and observe key changes using sensory play and experimentation.
- Reflect on prior knowledge of the properties and behaviour of solids, liquids, and gases
- Apply the scientific method and conduct fair tests while exploring different materials, observing properties such as the role of heat in chemical change, and the mass of different states of matter
- Conduct various chemical reactions and apply new terminology to describe chemical change, reversible vs irreversible reactions, and change in properties
Incursion Information & Requirements
- Duration – 90 minutes. This will be structured around your bell times
- Group size – 35 students maximum per session (approximately)
- Space requirements – An unfurnished hall is required for this incursion
- Equipment requirements – 10 trestle tables (or the equivalent) , access to water, whiteboard and bin
- Parking- Onsite parking is essential. Please provide us with the address of nearest gate access
- Booking requirements – A minimum of 75% deposit is required within 7 days of booking the incursion
- Setup time – We will arrive one hour before the start time to set up
- Teacher presence – Teachers must be present during the session.
Our qualified teachers have designed all incursions to be adaptive and differentiated so that each learning outcome aligns with Victorian and Australian Curriculum requirements.
Cannot See Your Focus Links?
Should your curriculum or key learning area not be listed here, please give us a call. One of our qualified teachers would be happy to make the adjustments required to meet your needs.