Science / Year 4 / Science Understanding / Chemical sciences

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Curriculum content descriptions

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074)

Elaborations
  • describing a range of common materials, such as metals or plastics, and their uses
  • investigating a particular property across a range of materials
  • selecting materials for uses based on their properties
  • considering how the properties of materials affect the management of waste or can lead to pollution
ScOT terms

Materials,  Properties of matter

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