The third in a series of lessons to develop children's knowledge about 'States of Matter,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. Links to coverage of the curriculum are explicit in the planning (for both States of Matter and Working Scientifically)
We are learning to investigate freezing and melting.
We are learning to conduct a fair test.
An interesting mastery question for a starter - 'What weights more, a tonne of rocks or a tonne of feathers?'
Recaps children's prior knowledge from previous lessons.
Develop's children's scientific knowledge about what freezing and melting means.
Children explore the freezing and melting points of water.
Fun investigation to explore the melting point of water. Opportunity for everyone to be involved.
Encourages children to consider what a fair test is.
Step by step recording of the experiment modeled on the PowerPoint.
Further 'mastery' thinking required for deepening and mastering learning, through thought provoking questions etc.
3 differentiated activities (one is provided, one is supported by the PowerPoint, one is an independent task- tasks and is on the PowerPoint. Tasks can link with writing in literacy)
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