Science Talk 2007: Ruben Meerman

Primary KLA:
Science and Technology
Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8

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Find out what happens when the ABC's Surfing scientist, Ruben Meerman visits Year 3 at Crown Street Public School with some liquid nitrogen! Ruben shows the Year 3 students what happens to solids and gases when they are cooled and warmed and relates this to real-world phenomena. Ruben also shows the kids some tricks with everyday items such as a potato and straw.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(ST2-6MW-S) describes how adding or removing heat causes a change of state

(ST3-6MW-S) explains the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials

(ST3-7MW-T) explains how the properties of materials determines their use for a range of purposes

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU046) A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat

(ACSSU076) Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance

(ACSSU077) Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways

(ACSSU095) Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Scientists, Experiments, Liquids, Nitrogen, Gases
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 20 October 2008

Resource ID: 1afa99e9-c245-403b-a775-75b3870cb3eb