Our Science Unit this term Summer 1 is 'States of Matter.'

Our Scientific Enquiry Focus is: Why do materials change state?

Our investigation question is: 'Does the temperature of water affect how much a solid will dissolve?'


By the end of the unit, we will be able to:

To compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases

To observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)

To identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.


We will work scientifically by:

To choose an appropriate approach to an enquiry (eg. fair test or observation).

To make systematic and careful observations using a range of equipment.

To take accurate measurements using standard units (cm, g, oc), using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.

To gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to answer questions (eg. table, venn diagram, carroll diagram, bar chart).

To record observations using drawings and labelled diagrams.

To identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes