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Material World Jigsaws

Six mini jigsaw puzzles focusing on the materials objects are made of.

Use this teaching resource when studying Chemical Science to introduce the concept of different materials.

Each four-piece puzzle has images of objects made of a particular material. The materials include: fabric, paper, wood, plastic, glass and metal. Each puzzle is cut in a unique way.

Print, cut and laminate the puzzle pieces and distribute them randomly to students.

Students are required to search for others whose pieces fit with their own. They then deduce why the objects depicted on the pieces go together as a puzzle.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

Science > Foundation Year > Science Understanding > Chemical sciences > ACSSU003
Objects are made of materials that have observable propertiesElaborationssorting and grouping materials on the basis of observable properties such as colour, texture and flexibility (Skills: Numeracy,...

Science > Foundation Year > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and predicting > ACSIS014
Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and eventsElaborationsconsidering questions relating to the home and school and objects used in everyday life (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creat...

Science > Foundation Year > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > ACSIS233
Engage in discussions about observations and represent ideasElaborationstaking part in informal and guided discussions relating to students’observations (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative T...

Science > Foundation Year > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > ACSIS012
Share observations and ideasElaborationsworking in groups to describe what students have done and what they have found out (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capabi...


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