Teacher guide Using 'Metal munchers: assessment' - Teacher idea

TLF ID R11641

This Teacher idea includes video footage showing how a teacher uses the interactive assessment object L7557 'Metal munchers: assessment' to test year 5-6 students' understanding of the properties of metals. It describes and provides access to the interactive digital resource used in the classroom, along with other relevant resources.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore the physical properties of a range of everyday materials.
  • Students use the 'predict, observe, explain' model to gather data on a range of everyday materials.
  • Students identify the common properties of metals as conductivity, pliability and reflectivity.
  • Students apply their scientific knowledge and understanding of the properties of materials to a contextualised problem.
Educational value
  • This resource provides video footage of teachers and students using digital curriculum resources.
  • It provides teachers with a range of ideas and activities for integrating digital resources into teaching and learning about the properties of metal.
  • It lists the digital resources used by the teacher and provides direct links to the content.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science inquiry skills
  • Science/Science understanding

    Other details

    • Author
    • Name: Andrea Hennessey
    • Organisation: Footscray North Primary School
    • Address: VIC Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Teacher guide
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