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A science experiment that investigates how a substance’s state of matter can be changed.
Matter makes up all substances in the physical universe. Substances can exist in three states of matter: solid, liquid, or gas. The state of a substance can be changed by changing its temperature. Turning a liquid into a solid is called freezing. So, if a liquid is put in a freezer, will that always make it a solid? 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 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 > ACSIS218
Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanationsElaborationssharing ideas as to whether observations match predictions, and discussing possible reasons for predictions bein...
- Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and predicting > ACSIS231
With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigationsElaborationsexploring the range of questions that can be asked about a problem or phenomena and with guidan...
- 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...
- Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > ACSIS087
Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriateElaborationsdiscussing in groups how investigation...
- Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > ACSIS086
Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risksElaborationsexperiencing a...
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