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 will develop an awareness of chemicals in our world.
  • They will predict, observe, and record different ways in which chemicals change.
  • Students will observe and classify different materials.
  • They will identify the use and purpose of materials including mixing, separating, and recycling.



  • Using a sensory approach, observe the physical properties of a variety of mystery chemicals to determine which is one is water.
  • Investigate the physical properties of kinetic and cotton sensory sand.
  • Observe and compare the behaviour and length of two chemical reactions using baking soda and vinegar.
  • Mix a polymer powder with household materials in a mould to create a bouncy ball.
  • Conduct a colour change experiment by adding red cabbage extract to three different chemicals and observing the change in colour.
  • Using a magnet to conduct a treasure hunt in a tub of sand and separate iron filings in tubes.


Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

  • People use science in their daily lives. (VCSSU041)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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