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Make Science Fun Home School Tiny Science Day - Chemical World 2

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Stage 4 – Years 7/8 - Ages 11 - 14

Home School Science Day

Tiny Science – Chemical World 2 (of 4)

Date: Thursday 19th December 2019 or Friday 20th December 2019

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Ages: Stage 4 – Years 7/8 - Ages 11 to 14

Location: 33 Wycombe Road Terrigal

Cost: $50 per student – Class capped at 10 students. Each student has their own equipment.

Food/Drink: Bring own food and drink for themselves for the day (no peanuts, eggs or allergens)

Bring: Display Folder, Pencil case with pens, pencils, eraser

Note: THIS IS A STUDENT ONLY EVENT – parents to drop off and pickup.

The timing for the day is shown below:

Time Slot Activity

8:50 am Arrival and Welcomes

9:00 am Science Activities

10 am Second breakfast!

10:15 am Science Activities

11 am Recess

11:15 am Science Activities

12:30 pm Lunch / handball / play

1:00 pm Science Activities

2:00 pm Afternoon Tea

2:15 pm Science Activities

3:00 pm Departure

Make Science Fun Pty Ltd has full public liability insurance to cover Home School Science days like this.

There will be a female adult on site all day.

The intention will be to complete Chemical World 2 as per the NSW 7-10 Science Syllabus

Chemical World


A student:

› describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles SC4-16CW

› explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life SC4-17CW

CW2 Scientific knowledge and developments in technology have changed our understanding of the structure and properties of matter.

Content Tiny Science Learning Activities

a. describe the properties and uses of some common elements, including metals and non-metals

Microwave Oven, Flat screen T.V or Printer dissection to identify and describe the properties and uses of a range of common elements.

Eg. Aluminium, Iron, Copper, Carbon, Mercury, Lead and Gold

Sodium Metal demonstrations

Sulfur demonstrations

Oxygen production and testing (Hydrogen Peroxide and manganese dioxide)

b. identify how our understanding of the structure and properties of elements has changed as a result of some technological devices

The four elements earth, water, air, and fire as proposed by Empedocles frequently occur; Aristotle added a fifth element, aether

Democritus ‘Atomos’

Dalton’s atomic theory

Thompson’s plum pudding model

Rutherford Gold scattering experiment

Bragg’s crystal diffraction

Electron Microscope

Large Hadron Collider demonstration

c. identify some examples of common compounds

Sugar (Fairy floss production and reaction with concentrated sulfuric acid)

Sodium Chloride (Reducing resistance in a human electrical chain)

Copper Sulfate (Conversion to anhydrous form)

Sodium Hydroxide (plus aluminium to produce hydrogen gas)

Calcium Carbide (plus reaction with water to produce acetylene gas)

Potassium permanganate (and glycerol)

d. explain why internationally recognised symbols are used for common elements Periodic Table Analysis / Discussion

e. describe at a particle level the difference between elements, compounds and mixtures, including the type and arrangement of particles Molymod kits used to model elements, compounds and mixtures

f. investigate how people in different cultures in the past have applied their knowledge of the properties of elements and compounds to their use in everyday life, eg utensils, weapons and tools Black powder production and testing

Casting with molten lead

Ochre – Iron Oxide sandstone painting

Knapping tool production

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