Quick summary: Students explore a wide range of water properties and verbally describe their observations.
- Students understand that water has special properties different to solid things.
- Students recognise that we can use these properties to perform many different tasks.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 1 Science
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
- Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS025)
Year 1 English
- Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs) (ACELA1452)
Year 2 Science
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)
- Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS038)
Year 2 English
- Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded using articles and adjectives (ACELA1468)
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy.
Time required: 30 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead the students in a class discussion focusing on their observations. Demonstrate activities.
Resources required: See activity for the setup.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: Water, words.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.