This workbook focuses on the chemical and physical properties of metals and the ideas associated with the way humans use metals. It also covers the properties and uses of materials like plastic and glass.
It focuses on aspects of Levels 3, 4 and 5 of the New Zealand Science Curriculum, with parts of the material world section being covered.
It gives students the knowledge that they need in order to understand metals and why they lend themselves so well to the multitude of tasks that they are used for.
The literacy tasks in this workbook encourage the students to read for meaning, scan material, select appropriate information and understand key words. The inclusion of mini-research projects prepares students for what is required in the Senior Sciences.
The numeracy tasks involve averaging, rounding, graphing, tabulating data and reading scales accurately. These are all vital skills in the Sciences and beyond.
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Specific Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students should be able to:
- list common properties of different materials including: metal, glass, plastic, rubber and wood.
- explain, using specific properties, why a material has a specific purpose.
- explain the term ‘buoyancy’ and what makes objects float.
- carry out experiments and mathematical calculations to predict if objects will sink or float and use the data collected to explain why.
- write word equations for common metal reactions including: metal + water, metal + acid and metal + oxygen.
- explain how to prove what products are made in the different metal reactions.
- explain what alloys are and give examples of specific alloys and their components.
- explain what rusting is and give ways of preventing and removing it.
- use the reactivity series of metals to predict outcomes of basic displacement reactions.
- read and interpret information from a text with a science focus.
- write mini-research projects using scientific text.
- write up and carry out experiments following the scientific method.
Student Workbook: 48 pages
Teacher’s Guide: 64 pages
Free* Downloadable Resource: 4 pages
*Available for free download when a class set and accompanying Teacher’s Guide is purchased.
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