STEAM SQUAD: Yr3-6 Salt (Kitchen Chemistry) Thursday 4pm - 5pm 27/08/2020

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Students explore the properties of fresh versus saltwater and the concept of solubility as they combine different solutions. We will discuss how ocean currents relate to this activity as you examine density and the properties of solids and liquids. For a big finish, we'll get familiar with removing heat from materials by making homemade slushies! 

Note: This session is a repeat of our very popular Term 2 Steam Squad Session

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:

  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046)
  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074)
  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)
  • Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible (ACSSU095)

    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
    Teaspoon / stirring stick
    Water – cold, room temperature, and warm from the tap
    Food colouring droppers
    Pipette or straw
    Ice cubes - lots
    Plate or tray
    2 large ziplock bags
    Milk and flavouring (or juice, diluted cordial)