Properties & uses of substances
By exploring the properties of different substances and how they can be changed, learners gradually develop their understanding of the connection between structure and properties. They explore the development of new substances which have useful properties, and begin to relate physical and chemical properties to models of atomic structure. Learners begin to use symbols and chemical formulae as a way of communicating information about elements and compounds.
All learning outcomes appear in a full list on the left-hand-menu.
They can also be accessed from the table below which also contains links to Outdoor learning and to relevant video resources from Twig.
Experiences & Outcomes
|Outdoor Learning||Twig on Glow|
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|SCN 0-15a Exploring Different Materials|
|SCN 1-15a Choosing appropriate materials|
|SCN 1-16a Solids dissolving in water|
|SCN 2-15a Investigating changes in substances|
|SCN 2-16a Separating mixtures of substances|
|SCN 2-16b Increasing the speed of dissolving|
|SCN 3-15a Understanding the Periodic Table|
|SCN 3-15b How compounds differ from elements|
|SCN 3-16a Pure substances and mixtures|
|SCN 3-16b Investigating solubility|
|SCN 4-15a Understanding the structure of atoms|
|SCN 4-16a Researching novel materials|
|SCN 4-16b Understanding conservation of mass|