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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

  • Grouping everyday materials on the basis of simple physical properties.

  • Be able to list the characteristics of materials in terms of physical properties, such as smell, feel, and appearance.

Level 2

  • Grouping familiar objects, using observable physical properties.

  • Investigating and communicating differences in the properties of similar types of materials.

  • Be able to classify common substances according to whether they are soluble or insoluble in specified liquids.

  • Be able to plan and carry out an experiment to test the solubility of various kitchen substances.

  • The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Find different ways of making sounds with sound sources from the environment.

  • The Arts (Visual Arts): Use paper, card, and materials from Papatūānuku to make structures.

  • The Arts (Visual Arts): Talk about objects and images found in their own environment

  • English (Reading and Viewing): Observe signs and symbols used to identify environmental features and discuss the way in which visual signs convey their meaning.

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Explore a variety of shapes and objects found in nature by touching, observing, and talking about them.

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Collect objects from the natural environment, sort them into categories, count each category, and display and discuss the results.

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