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A science experiment that investigates if evaporation can be reduced by covering a body of water.
Heating a liquid can cause it to vaporise and become a gas. For water, this process is called evaporation. Aboriginal peoples in Australia were aware of this and would cover their wells and waterholes in an attempt to conserve their water supply. Would this actually work? Let’s investigate!
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Australian Curriculum alignment
- Science > Year 5 > Science Understanding > Chemical sciences > ACSSU077
Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different waysElaborationsrecognising that substances exist in different states depending on the temperature (Skills: Numer...
- Science > Year 5 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > ACSHE081
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributionsElaborationsdeveloping an un...
- Science > Year 5 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE083
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisionsElaborationsconsidering how best to ensure growth of plants (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)considerin...
- Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > ACSIS093
Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal textsElaborationsdiscussing how models represent scientific ideas and constru...
- Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > ACSIS091
Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigationsElaborationsworking collaboratively to identify where methods could be improved, including where testing was not fair and practices coul...
- Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > ACSIS090
Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriateElaboratio...
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