Welcome to the Australian version of Science to Teach's Amazing crystals unit.
This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of crystals covering the following national curriculum outcomes:
ACSSU077 Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways
ACSHE081 Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena.
ACSIS231 With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be
ACSIS087 Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate
This comprehensive unit includes the following:
- An outline of activities for students.
- Outline of assessment for each of the abovementioned activities.
- Resource list
- Unit outline
- Students Workbook:
-- What is a crystal?
-- The seven different types of crystal shapes
-- How do crystals form?
-- The science behind how crystals form
-- Factors affecting crystal growth
-- How do we grow crystals?
-- Using Alum to seed a crystal
-- Creating crystals with other substances
-- Growing larger crystals
-- Describing different types of crystals
-- Describing your crystal
-- Student investigation outline
- KWL chart
- Crystals word bank
- Crystals that grow through Cooling Poster
- Crystals that grow through Condensation Poster
- Crystals that grow through Evaporation Poster
- Crystals formed in Geodes Poster
- Crystal caves of Chihuahua pictures and information sheet
- Crystals in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Use all of the resources or some of the unit in part.
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