Wonderful World of Materials Incursion (P)

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Wonderful World of Materials Incursion (P)

Theme: Science – Chemical Sciences
Level: Prep

In this wonderful 90-minute incursion students explore various exciting materials! Students learn about the different properties of the materials, and are challenged with thinking about how these properties make them perfect for some uses, but not others. From investigating the bounciness of different balls, to testing magnets, this incursion is packed full of fun activities that are perfect for younger year levels. Our passionate science educators carefully guide students through each activity, prompting students to predict, observe and reflect on each activity.


Learning outcomes

    • Students observe, test, and classify different materials.
    • Students link the properties of materials with their use.



    • Discussing prior knowledge of “materials” and different types of materials.
    • Identifying and sorting materials based on their properties. 
    • Predicting and testing materials that will be attracted to a magnet. 
    • Exploring which materials allow a magnet to work through them.
    • Examining a variety of balls and discussing the “bounciness” of each material. 
    • Exploring the effect of water on different materials.
    • Investigating which materials sink and which float.


    Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

    • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044).
    • Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045).
    • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041).
    • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051).
    • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054).

    Incursion Pricing



    Up to 30 students


    90-minute workshops


    A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required


    Outer regions incur time and travel costs

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    “Marilyn was great! She used age appropriate language, encouraged discussion amongst the group, gave clear instructions and was involved with each group during the small activities.”

    Carey Baptist Grammar

    “Very considerate of a few children with challenging behaviours and special needs. They were inclusive educators and it was a wonderful experience for all levels.”

    Clayton North PS