Learning objects Kitchen chemistry: experiment and mystery: level 2

TLF ID L2366

Test the physical properties of common substances such as salt, detergent and cream. See whether they float or sink, foam or dissolve in hot or cold water. Test whether stirring makes a difference. Test and identify three mystery substances such as honey, shampoo or methylated spirits. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series of four learning objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students observe and record changes that occur when common substances are added to water.
  • Students use data tables to record and retrieve information.
Educational value
  • Introduces flotation, solubility and foaming properties.
  • Demonstrates simple experimental procedures for testing flotation, solubility and foaming properties.
  • Provides data tables for recording results.
  • Challenges students to extract information from a data table.
Year level

6

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Science inquiry skills
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Simple experiments
    • Science/Physical properties
    • Science/Common substances
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Manly NSW 2795 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Colin Web
    • Organisation: University of Western Sydney
    • Address: Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
    • URL: http://www.uws.edu.au/
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Denis Goodrum
    • Organisation: Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
    • URL: http://www.anu.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
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    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.