Foundation, Term 4: Materials

Focus: Properties

Scope and sequence: Properties of materials

Learning intention: Students identify observable properties of materials and explore how these properties affect their use.

NSW Syllabus
Australian Curriculum (version 9.0)
"A student identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties." (STe-4MW-ST)
"Students learn to recognise that objects can be composed of different materials and describe the observable properties of those materials." (AC9SFU03)

Week 1

Introduction to topic - Choosing suitable materials

Read and discuss The Three Little Pigs fable or watch the video (7:01).


Week 2

 Material and toys.  Each student can make a table of their favourite toys including some information about the materials involved. 

Reason for material
Reason for shape
Teddy bear
Cotton, wool
Easy to cuddle
Easy to bounce
Easy to roll

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Week 10

Moderated self-assessment


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