Students conduct an experiment that demonstrates how removing heat energy leads to a change of state.
- investigate how removing heat energy leads to a change of state in some liquids.
- conduct an experiment to prove a theory.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:
Students learn to:
investigate the observable properties of solids and liquids and how adding or removing heat energy leads to a change of state (AC9S3U04)
Relevant parts of Year 3 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 3, students describe how to cause a change of state.
- clock or timer
- cold water
- foam cups x 2
- hot water
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.
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