Year 2 Chemical Sciences

Big Bang Education’s ‘Mixtures & Materials’ program has been designed to help teachers achieve the Australian Curriculum science understanding in Physical Sciences:

  • Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031).

Year 2 students will first experience an entertaining science show which recaps the basics of materials and their properties, including exploring what happens when different materials are mixed or combined, and how this changes their properties.

During the hands-on workshop that follows, students will have the chance to conduct their own investigations and record their own observations of commonly encountered materials and how combining them makes them useful for different purposes.

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

If you’d like to book the Mixtures and Materials program for your students, please contact us.

The program includes:

  • 30 minute show for entire year level (maximum of 100 children), AND
  • 45-60 minute hands-on workshop for each individual class (maximum of 30 children).

Depending on your daily timetable, we can cater for up to 5 classes per day.

See pricing details for our workshops.

A large indoor space – your school hall is ideal! We would need enough space to have both the science show and workshop set up at the same time to allow for maximum use of time.

6 large tables – two for the presenter to use during the show, and four for workshop materials

Access to water – an outdoor area close to the show/workshop space would be ideal to conduct the activities including water

No access to power is required for this program.

The Mixtures & Materials program covers the following areas of the Australian Curriculum (version 8.1).

Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031)

Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)

Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)

Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038)

Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS039)

Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS040)

Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS041)