A science experiment which investigates the absorptive properties of various materials.
Different materials have the ability to suck up liquids. This is called ‘absorption’ and is a property of certain porous materials. Properties of absorptive materials can be measured by how much liquid they can absorb.
This Chemical Sciences experiment allows students to investigate materials and their absorptive properties.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations
Investigates the suitability of natural and processed materials for a range of purposes
Describes how digital systems represent and transmit data
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use
Australian Curriculum alignment
Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use
Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions
Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations
Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not
Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings
Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately
With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge
Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends
With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment
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