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Material World – Mixtures

The Science Learning Hub has many resources for primary teachers related to mixtures in the Material World strand of the New Zealand Curriculum. They come from a range of contexts and science stories and are grouped by resource type.

Mixtures is another topic that is frequently explored by primary teachers. Making Non-Newtonian liquids such as ooblek and flubber is lots of fun. See below for a list of links to hub resources.

Chemicals everywhere – Science Ideas and Concepts

Oobleck versus flubber – Looking Closer

Danger – quicksand! – Student Activity

Making model alloys – Student Activity

Strength of sand and cement mixes – Student Activity

Walking on custard – Teacher Resource

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Dr Susie Wood

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