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Focus of This Week’s Science Lessons


The focus of this week’s science lessons will be to plan, carry out, write up and present a science experiment.

The aiom is to conduct and experiemnet, not just run a demonstration. So remember you will need an aim and an hypothesis. The first step will be to develop a purpose of the experiement. (To observe/check/identify … the efect of…) When planning yoiur experiment consider available equipment & materials.

To help determine the area of your experiment here are the relevant standards for each year level:

Yr 5 – Solids, liquids and gases have different observableproperties and behave in different ways

prove behaviours and properties of different states of matter – options (popcorn; expanding gas, viscosity & density- oil & ice cube, separating salt & freshwater)

  1. recognising that substances exist in different states depending on the temperature
  2. observing that gases have mass and take up space, demonstrated by using balloons or bubbles
  3. exploring the way solids, liquids and gases change under different situations such as heating and cooling
  4. recognising that not all substances can be easily classified on the basis of their observable properties


Yr 6 – Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting

prove a change is of a specific type – options ( borax & PVA/ bicarb & vinegar/ jelly/ condensation)

  1. describing what happens when materials are mixed
  2. investigating the solubility of common materials in water
  3. investigating the change in state caused by heating and cooling of a familiar substance
  4. investigating irreversible changes such as rusting, burning and cooking
  5. exploring how reversible changes can be used to recycle materials

Science Experiment Lab Report Rubric 1


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