Physical and Chemical Sciences

Heat and States of Matter

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Big Bang Education’s Year 3 Physical and Chemical Sciences program has been designed to help teachers achieve the Australian Curriculum science understandings in Physical Sciences and Chemical Sciences:

  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049);
  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046).

Year 3 students will first experience an exciting science show which introduces them to the states of matter (solid, liquid and gas) and how substances can change from one state to another; and the effects on different materials when exposed to extreme temperatures.

During the hands-on workshop that follows, students will investigate different ways of producing heat; how heating and cooling can cause changes in states of matter; and how to measure temperature using thermometers.

Shows and workshops are delivered by a professional science educator with over 10 years of experience.

For more information about our Year 3 Physical and Chemical Sciences program, please contact us.

 

Program Outline

The program includes:

  • 30 minute show for entire year level (maximum of 100 children)
  • 45 minute hands-on workshop for each individual class (maximum of 30 children)
  • Follow-up worksheets emailed to each class teacher

Depending on your daily timetable, we can cater for 2-4 classes per day.

See a sample timetable for a day of workshops.

See pricing details for our workshops.

 

Requirements

  • A large indoor space – your school hall is ideal! We would prefer to have enough space to have both the science show and workshop set up at the same time to allow for maximum use of time.
  • 2 large tables for the presenter to use during the show
  • Access to water

No access to power is required for this program.

 

Curriculum Links

The Year 3 Physical and Chemical Sciences program covers the following areas of the Australian Curriculum (version 8.1).

  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046)
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049)
  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050)
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)
  • With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS053)
  • With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS054)
  • Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (ACSIS055)
  • Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS057)
  • Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS215)
  • Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058)