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What do we use materials for?

Levels 1 and 2

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Chemistry and Society: Find out about the uses of common materials and relate these to their observed properties.

  • Te Whakamahi Pūmatū: Ka ako haere i ngā whakamahinga o ngā matū e mōhio whānuitia ana, me te hono ki ngā āhuatanga e kitea ana.

Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 1

  • Choosing appropriate materials for familiar activities by identifying observable physical properties.

  • Talking about familiar technology that can change or preserve materials in the home.

Level 2

  • Using simple technology to demonstrate and explain ways of causing or preventing change in materials.

  • Social Sciences: Customs and traditions associated with participation in cultural activities eg. The uses of natural materials to make clothing, special foods for ceremonies. 

  • Social Sciences: Different resources that people use eg. Home vegetable gardens, the use of materials in the local environment to build shelters

  • The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Identify contrasting sounds of Papatūānuku and the environment (high and low, fast and slow, loud and soft, long and short).

  • Technology: Share ideas about the ways in which familiar technologies affect their lives eg. the use and disposal of plastics

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