That’s my hat!

It’s party time! Explore the observable properties of materials and how these properties influence the way a material is used. Design and create a party hat that can be worn in the sun or the rain.

That’s my hat addresses the AC Science Understanding ACSSU003 Objects are made of materials that have observable properties, in the context of investigating the properties of the materials used for protective clothing.

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That’s my hat provides students with hands-on opportunities to:

  • sort and test the observable properties of a variety of different materials
  • explore water resistant materials
  • identify transparent materials
  • predict and explain whether materials are suitable for wearing in the sun or rain

Students apply their new learning by:

  • designing and making a party hat, taking into account the weather conditions it might be worn in

Linking science with literacy

In the Primary Connections approach, students are supported to create representations that draw on and strengthen their literacy development.

In That’s my hat, students represent and explain their understanding about how objects are made of materials that have observable properties, by creating these representations:

  • Annotated drawing
  • Sorting diagram
  • T-chart
  • Data table
  • Word wall

This is a classic Primary Connections sequence aligned with the Australian Curriculum V8.4. It is only available as a downloadable package.

The That's my hat! sequence package includes all the resources you need to teach this sequence, including:

  • The That's my hat! unit PDF
  • Equipment list
  • Australian Curriculum v8.4 alignment
  • Student eResource sheets
  • Assessment resources:
    • Assessment rubrics
    • Work samples
    • Student self-assessment
    • Achievement standard class checklist

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