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Uses of Materials

Levels 3 and 4

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Chemistry and Society: Relate the properties of a range of different materials to their technological uses and roles in natural processes.

  • Te Whakamahi Pūmatū: Ka whakahāngai i ngā āhuatanga ōkiko, kawekawe hoki o ētahi tūmomo matū ki te whakamahinga hangarau, ki te tukanga māori rānei.

Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 3

  • Linking physical properties of materials to their uses.

Level 4

  • Explaining how the physical and simple chemical properties of everyday materials determine their uses.

  • Be able to extract the dyes from vegetables and use them to dye a variety of materials.

  • Social Sciences: How and why people view and use resources differently and the consequences of this eg. Environmental preservation versus logging or mining

  • The Arts (Visual Arts): Use flax-weaving processes and procedures to make an object.

  • Technology: Describe and identify the positive and negative effects of some instances of technologies on people’s lives and the environment eg. the effects of fast ferries on shorelines.

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