Yr6 – Science > Changes To Materials Can Be Reversible, Such As Melting, Freezing, Evaporating; Or Irreversible, Such As Burning And Rusting
41 pages of activities, guidance notes and answers developing thinking skills and decision-making based on scientific information. The skills developed include critical thinking, data analysis and investigation techniques. (Australian Curriculum No ACSSU095)
This booklet of thinking activities is designed to accompany experiments investigating reversible and irreversible changes. The higher-order thinking processes in the booklet are related to organisational, analytical, evaluative or critical thinking. The content covered involves matter, reversible and irreversible changes, mixing materials and separating mixtures. The activities come with teaching notes and worksheets which can be used to consolidate or assess student understanding. Suggested answers are provided.
The content is aligned to the Australian Curriculum content descriptor ACSSU095.
- The teaching activities and guidance notes provided include:
- Matter: Analysing Similarities and Differences
- Properties of Matter: Odd One Out
- Changes: Ordering over time
- Philosophical Discussion: What is Change?
- Categorising and Commonalities: Which are Reversible Changes, Which are Irreversible Changes?
- Graphic Organisers: Mixing substances – Reversible and Irreversible (including solutions/colloids/suspensions)
- Data Analysis: Reversible Change/Irreversible Change
- Investigation Skills: Reversible Change/Irreversible Change
- Prediction: Reversing Physical Changes