Science Term Pack | YR3 | Chemical Sciences: The Changing States of Matter.
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1 term / 10 weeks / Approx. 100 minute lessons per week
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Across a 10 week period, Students will learn about what matter is and how it can be found in different forms. Although there are three states of matter – solid, liquid and gas, students will focus their learning on solids and liquids only. They will conduct experiments, predict results and record their findings in a quest to learn how heat affects different forms of matter and how this knowledge is important in everyday life.
ACARA - In Year 3, students observe heat and its effects on solids and liquids and begin to develop an understanding of energy flows through simple systems. In observing day and night, they develop an appreciation of regular and predictable cycles. Students order their observations by grouping and classifying; in classifying things as living or non-living they begin to recognise that classifications are not always easy to define or apply. They begin to quantify their observations to enable comparison, and learn more sophisticated ways of identifying and representing relationships, including the use of tables and graphs to identify trends. They use their understanding of relationships between components of simple systems to make predictions.
Literacy | Intercultural understanding | Personal and social capability |
Information and communication technology capability | Critical and creative thinking | Numeracy | Ethical behaviour
Cross Curriculum Links:
Sequence of Learning Activities:
1. Introduction. Watch a YouTube clip about matter and the states of matter. What are solids and liquids? What are the differences between solids and liquids? Identify solids and liquids at school. Classify solids and liquids based on their properties. Create a title page for workbooks.
2. Solids and liquids can change from one form to the other.
3. Liquids to Solids.
4. How heat affects different materials.
5. Where's hot? Where's not?
6. When's hot? When's not?
7. Solid or Liquid.
8. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
9. Recycling Paper: Solid to liquid to solid.
10. Rap it up.
Rap, recycling procedure and report, worksheets as completed
Adjustments for Learning Needs:
Teachers should take into account the requirements for ascertained and non-ascertained students and what their individual plans outline. Generally students with exceptional needs will require a reduction in content, scaffolding of tasks, individualised instruction, a list of websites to utilize during research activities (rather than looking for their own), a buddy/partner/small group for support.
Gifted and Talented students will require a larger supply of higher order thinking activities. These may include compare and contrast or classify as opposed to find and sort information.
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