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  • 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

    Chemistry in the primary classroom – webinar

    Science provides a really amazing way to make a difference and to add value to New Zealand.

    Dr Susie Wood
      Published 1 July 2015, Updated 7 March 2019 Referencing Hub articles
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