Theme: Science – Physical Sciences
Level: Foundation – 2
Students will investigate the way objects move depending on a variety of factors, including their shape, size and weight. This lesson links investigations to the movement of living things.*
- Discuss prior knowledge of moving objects.
- Explore sinking and floating using different materials.
- Change the shape of plasticine in an attempt to make it float.
- Observe a fish model and predict how it moves up and down in the water.
- Investigate movement over land using a variety of wheel options.
- Observe a car made of recycled materials and discuss different ways to make it move.
- Feel different air movement using a motorised propeller.
* See “Transport” lesson for a human, historical focus.
Take home activity
Make a take-home rocket to explore the relationship between strength of push and movement.
Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions
- People use science in their daily lives. (VCSSU041)
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events. (VCSIS050)
- Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions. (VCSIS051)
- Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations. (VCSIS053)
- Compare observations and predictions with those of others.(VCSIS054)
- Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways. (VCSIS055)
“The students were engaged and eager to participate in the incursion. It was great that they got something to take away at the end.” Epping Primary School 2019