What's It Made Of? Primary Connections

What's It Made Of? Primary Connections
Publication Date: September, 2012
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This unit of work introduces students to the properties of different materials.

The resource details ways of supporting and engaging Foundation Year students when learning about the properties of different materials.

This inquiry-based unit outlines tasks and activities that promote the use of the students' senses when exploring, describing, comparing, naming and classifying a range of materials.

It includes 6 lesson plans, teacher background information and student worksheets that support its implementation.

New Australian Curriculum Codes: AC9SFU03 (Foundation)

Additional Information

Primary Connections is a program developed by the Australian Academy of Science and is freely available to Australian educators through the National Digital Learning Resources Network via either the Scootle website or your local jurisdictional portal. This process requires registration on one of these sites and you will be asked to log in to access these resources.

Refer to your school science resources to determine if your school has access to the Primary Connections materials. If your school does not have access to the PrimaryConnections resources visit the Australian Academy of Science's Primary Connection website to find out more about the program. http://primaryconnections.org.au/

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Objects are made of materials that have observable properties > ACSSU003