Students test the absorbency of different paper towels.
- understand that materials can be changed physically without changing their material composition.
- conduct an experiment to prove a theory.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:
Students learn to:
- recognise that materials can be changed physically without changing their material composition and explore the effect of different actions on materials including bending, twisting, stretching and breaking into smaller pieces (AC9S2U03)
Relevant parts of Year 2 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 2, students identify ways to change materials without changing their material composition.
- Marker pen
- Narrow glass jar
- Paper towels
- Roll of masking tape
- Water from the tap
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - support students in the theories, practical experimentation, and explaining and recording their observations.
This is an original Cool+ lesson.
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