Every Student

9ME2A

Made Enviroment - Syllabus Outcome
Syllabus Outcomes
Syllabus Outcome: Ste-9ME Identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties.

Syllabus Indicator 2: Group a range of materials on the basis of observable properties, eg flexibility, texture, strength and colour.

Framework Indicators

9ME2A: Explores using their senses a range of materials on the basis of observable properties

Teacher Language

Give an instruction

SN, feel this, this is (property).

SN feel this, this is (property), where is the same?

SN, which is (property)?

Correction/prompt

This is the (property).

Try again.

Students will be able to meet this outcome with varying levels of support. Fade this support as the student works toward developing independence. 

Teaching Activities 

9ME2A:  Explores using their senses a range of materials on the basis of observable properties

Teachers need to provide opportunities for students engage with a variety of materials within their environment. This could involve taking students for a walk through the school environment and drawing attention to what a student may be experiencing.

When in the playground opportunities could include:

When near play equipment teachers could encourage students to touch and look at the different materials the equipment is constructed of. These could include plastic, metal and rubber. Teacher language to support this activity could be as follows:

 ‘SN, the slippery dip is made of plastic. It is smooth.’

‘SN, the softfall is made of rubber. It is rough.’

Likewise the teacher could draw attention to colour and temperature of the different materials. 




Websites that contain resources, games or activities that could be used to support this goal include:

PreschoolMM
Category carousel
Sid’s Science Fair
ABA problem solving