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Changes to Materials

Levels 1 and 2

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Properties and Changes of Matter: Observe and describe the major properties, such as colour, texture, odour, of familiar materials, and the changes that occur when materials are mixed, heated, or cooled.

  • Ngā Āhuatanga me ngā Panoni Matū: Ka mātakitaki me te whakamārama i ngā āhuatanga nui, pēnei i te tae, i te kakano, i te rongo, o ngā matū e mōhio whānuitia ana, me ngā panoni e puta mai i te ranu, i te whakawera, i te whakamātao rānei i te matū.

Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 1

  • Investigating how heating and cooling can cause changes in familiar materials.

Levels 1 and 2

  • Be able to investigate the rate at which similar materials melt or dry and suggest reasons for these differences.

  • Using fair-testing principles, be able to investigate and explain the different rates at which two different-sized Jaffas dissolve in water.

  • Be able to investigate and describe the changes that take place when popcorn kernels are heated.

Level 2

  • Be able to investigate and report on changes that occur when food colouring diffuses through water.

  • Be able to describe, from observation, how cream changes physically as it is made into ice cream!

  • The Arts (Dance): Move in response to environmental stimuli.

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Find examples of patterns in the natural environment which demonstrate that some patterns continue without end.

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