Year 4 Material Properties – Fair Test Experiments


Are you looking for engaging Year 4 Fair Test Experiments that will teach your students about Material Properties? This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum for Chemical Sciences outcome ACSSU047 (natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use).


Includes four fair test experiments where students will investigate and test material strength, absorbency, buoyancy and waterproofness.


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Each experiment comes with three worksheets:

1. Description of the experiment: materials needed and method

2. Prediction and recording sheet

3. Reflection questions


Students will use a range of different materials to discover:

1. Which Material Is the Most Absorbent

2. Which Materials Are Buoyant

3. Which Material Is the Most Waterproof

4. Which Material Is the Strongest


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