STEAM SQUAD: Prep-Yr2 Sugar and Salt (Kitchen Chemistry) Thursday 4pm - 5pm 03/09/2020

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Students explore the idea of solubility by exploring how different materials dissolve in warm and cold water.  We will then use this knowledge to make a beautiful coloured sugar density column. For a big finish, we'll look at how we can mix salt and ice to removing heat from materials by making homemade slushies! 

Once you have purchased your ticket please keep your receipt as proof of payment.  Please note that we require minimum numbers to run this session.  If minimum numbers are not met, we will contact you to arrange for rescheduling of your session.  You will be emailed a list of materials to have ready for the session as well as a link to our classroom at least 48hrs before the lesson is scheduled to begin.  Please ensure you have a stable internet connection as well as a webcam and mic (if you want the session to be interactive).

Australian Curriculum Links:

Science Understanding: Chemical sciences

  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018)
  • Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031)

Plus many curriculum links to Science as a Human Endeavour & Science Inquiry Skills

MATERIALS LIST - please ensure participants have all materials or a suitable alternative

Pencil and paper
5 clear cups/jars
Plenty of salt - fine
Measuring teaspoon
Teaspoons / stirring sticks
Water – cold and warm from the tap
Food colouring droppers
Pipette, medicine dropper, or straw
Ice cubes - lots
Plate or tray
2 large ziplock bags
Milk and flavouring (or juice, diluted cordial)
Waste bucket/bowl