Solids & Liquids Incursion (Levels 3 & 4)

Theme: Science – Chemical Sciences
Level: 3 & 4

Students will investigate the changes that occur between solid and liquid matter when adding and removing heat.


  • Discuss prior knowledge of matter and its states.
  • Investigate the special properties of solids and liquids.
  • Classify materials based on state of matter and recognise that some materials do not fit nicely.
  • Explore how different solids can be bent.
  • Observe surface tension in liquids.
  • Investigate the change in viscosity of a liquid due to temperature.
  • Compare evaporation of different liquids.
  • Test the melting point of wax, chocolate, citric acid and sugar.
  • Conduct experiments safely in a group.


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