Science 9.3 Materials

Science 9.3 Materials

Science By Doing – Rock, Paper, Scissors

These materials come from a resource called Science by Doing. Activities in the chapters Part 1: Why do we use the materials we do? and Part 5: Chemical Change cover outcomes from the Solomon Islands Year 9 Science Unit 9.3 Materials.

Click on the links below to access the PDF resources for the activities.

  Student Guide: Electronic Notebook: Lesson Plan:
Part 1: Why do we use the materials we do?

Material Properties

Rock Paper Scissors Student Guide Part 1 Rock Paper Scissors Electronic Notebook Part 1 Rock Paper Scissors Lesson Plans Part 1

Rock Paper Scissors Unit At A Glance P1

Part 5: Chemical Change

Chemical Reactions

Corrosion of Metals

Rock Paper Scissors Student Guide Part 5 Rock Paper Scissors Electronic Notebook Part 5 Rock Paper Scissors Lesson Plans Part 5

Rock Paper Scissors Unit At A Glance Part 5


Student Digital Activities:

To access the digital activities, go to click on “Are you a teacher?” and use the login details given to you after filling in the request form below:

Science By Doing Login Request
Please type your name and email (if possible) into this form. You will then be provided with the login details to the digital activities for Science By Doing.

Then, use the URL link below:

This unit covers many of the outcomes in the Solomon Islands Year 8/Form 2 Science Learning Outcomes for Unit 9.3 Materials

General Learning Outcomes Specific Learning Outcomes
9.3.1 know that metals, semi-metals and non-metals have their unique properties (k) identify the different properties of metals: hardness, malleability, ductility, density and conductivity identify properties of Non-metals as: poor conductor, dull, brittle, low melting and boiling point. state that semi-metals have both metallic and non-metallic properties

9.3.2 be able to show that the corrosion of metals is caused by environmental factors (s) demonstrate the corrosion process using iron nails in conditions e.g.

i. iron nail in water

ii. iron nail in oil

iii. iron nail in air

9.3.3 be able to show rates of reaction between dilute acids (s) perform reaction between metals and dilute acids and compare the rate of reactions.

metal: Na, Mg, Al, Ca, Fe and Zn

dilute acids: Hydrochloric acid, Sulfuric acid and Nitric acid.


Use any acid that is available

9.3.4 know the different uses of alloys in the community (k) identify different types

of alloy materials found around

the school and community and state:

i. what metals they made of

ii. uses of the alloys


This material was sourced from the Science by Doing online curriculum unit Rock, Paper, Scissors by the Australian Academy of Science, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License at

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