The Science Learning Hub has many resources for primary teachers related to mixtures in the Material World strand of the New Zealand Curriculum.
Mixtures is another topic that is frequently explored by primary teachers. Making Non-Newtonian liquids such as ooblek and flubber is lots of fun. Think outside the square and make silage. See below for a list of links to Hub resources.
Chemicals everywhere – Article
Oobleck versus flubber – Article
Danger – quicksand! – Activity
Making model alloys – Activity
Strength of sand and cement mixes – Activity
Walking on custard – Teacher resource
The properties of honey – Activity
What is silage? – Article
Making your own silage – Activity
Science provides a really amazing way to make a difference and to add value to New Zealand.
Dr Susie Wood