Materials & Mixing Incursion (P – 2)

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Materials & Mixing Incursion (P – 2)

Theme: Science – Chemical Sciences
Level: Prep – 2

In this engaging 90-minute incursion students use all of their senses to learn more about the chemicals and materials that make up the world around them! From creating their own chemical reactions to separating metals from sand, this incursion is packed full of tactile 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 step.


Learning outcomes

  • Students develop an awareness of chemicals in our world.
  • They have the opportunity to predict, observe, and record different ways in which chemicals change.
  • Students explore the properties of various materials and learn how different materials are classified.
  • Students experiment with different ways materials can be mixed and  separated.



  • Discussion on what chemicals are, and where they come from. 
  • Using their senses, students act as detectives to find the test tube containing water hidden among other test tubes containing mystery chemicals.
  • Investigating the physical properties of kinetic and cotton sensory sand.
  • Experimenting with two chemical reactions; comparing the reaction time and .
  • Creating instant snow and watching it expand. 
  • Conducting a colour change experiment to investigate how different mixes of chemicals produce different results. 
  • Using magnets to explore how metals can be separated from other substances. 


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);
  • 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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“Jenelle was well organised, confident and knowledgeable.”

Blackburn Primary School

“The language used during the incursion fits well with our unit of inquiry, with the talk about the different properties.”

Benton Junior College