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This Science primary resource assists with teaching the following Lower Key Stage 2 Science (Year 3) objectives from the National Curriculum:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)

 

This Science primary resource assists with teaching the following Key Stage 3 Chemistry objectives from the National Curriculum:

Pupils should be taught about:

  • the properties of the different states of matter (solid, liquid and gas) in terms of the particle model, including gas pressure
  • the concept of a pure substance
  • mixtures, including dissolving
  • diffusion in terms of the particle model
  • simple techniques for separating mixtures: filtration, evaporation, distillation and chromatography
  • the identification of pure substances.

 

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