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Chemistry (Grades F-2)

Deep Creek Education Centre
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels


This program is delivered by Prime Sci at Deep Creek.

All around us objects are made from interesting materials. These objects have physical and chemical properties and are used for different purposes. Some objects are made from a single material, for example, a steel sewing needle or a wooden plank. Others are made from a combination of materials, for example, toys can be made by combining plastic and fabric. The properties of an object are determined by the materials that are used to make it and how those materials are put together.

Key Learning Question

What are the properties of materials?

Learning intentions

In this program students will:

  • Investigate materials and properties
  • Combine different materials, exploring physical and chemical changes
  • Use science inquiry skills


  • Bend Stretch Twist
    Learn how changing the shape and temperature of materials can result in dramatic changes in behaviour. Become materials scientists and engineers, testing properties, and discussing the different materials we use in our lives. Work with amazing materials like nappies and oobleck.
  • Mix and Unmix
    Investigate properties of materials and combine different materials to find out if new substances are created. Does it mix with water? Does it dissolve? Can you separate a mixture using your new knowledge? Students learn and experience key chemistry concepts.

Victorian Curriculum

  • 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)
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054)