This unit focuses on the properties of a range of materials and the way in which they are combined and separated. Students investigate the different properties of solids, liquids and gases, and consider combining and separating mixtures. This unit introduces students to fundamental concepts of chemistry and is an introduction to materials technologies.
This unit of work covers NSW Science & Technology outcomes:
ST3-1WS-S Working Scientifically
plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions
ST3-2DP-T Design & Production
plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
ST3-6MW-S Material World
explains the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials