The Science Learning Hub has many resources for primary teachers related to melting in the Material World strand of the New Zealand Curriculum. 

Melting is a concept that can easily be taught to young students. Check out our resources.

Unit plan: Observing Water

Observing water – Introductory article with links to media, articles and activities

Melting and freezing – Article

Magma on the move – Article

Disappearing glaciers – Article

Looking at water – solid, liquid or gas – Activity

Solid to liquid to gas– Activity

Alternative conceptions about water's states of matter – Article

Investigating sea water – Activity

Light a candle – Activity

Heat and change of state – Image

Observing Water is intended to be enjoyable for teachers, too. The science articles provide clear explanations on the basics of matter, energy and changes of state.


    Published 1 July 2015