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Strand D: Everyday Materials, Objects, and Structures

physical and chemical changes header

Exploring Physical and Chemical Changes


Students observe and classify physical and chemical changes of matter.

Portrait de Mike Stanzel

Mike Stanzel

Career Profiles

Technical Sales Manager

I’m a sales professional who specializes in selling technical or scientific products.
Portrait de Megan Katz

Megan Katz

Prosthetic Technician

Megan is a prosthetic technician who makes and repairs artificial limbs.
Michaella Chemello cuisinant et servant des crêpes au Stampede de Calgary

Michaella Chemello

Engineer in Training (Civil)

I am a Civil/Structural Engineer-In-Training at Fluor Canada.
Ryley Gray

Ryley Gray

Civil Structural Design Engineer

Ryley Gray is a Civil Structural Design Engineer for Fluor Canada Ltd.
Colourful liquids and periodic table

Describing and Classifying Matter


Learn about the physical and chemical properties of matter.

Hut on a tiny island

How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Hands-on Activities

How could you design and build a structure that protects toy people from the wind?

Anghel Saligny Bridge

Why is a Triangle a Strong Shape?


Triangles are very strong shapes which makes them important when building strong and stable structures

Objects made of different materials

Types of Materials


Descriptions and properties of common materials such as wood, metal, glass, plastics, ceramics and paper.

Objects made from a variety of materials

Properties of Materials

Picture Collections

10 images showing objects that are hard, soft, flexible, rigid, rough, smooth, strong, fragile, buoyant and non-buoyant

Screen shot from Solutioneers Episode 2

The Solutioneers Week 2: Ready to Roll


This week's episodes and hands-on activity explore re-engineering.

Camilla Sullivan

Camilla Sullivan

Tower and Mobile Crane Operator

Camilla Sullivan is a Tower and Mobile Crane Operator, located in Newfoundland.
Ashley Ritchie | Apprenti maçonne

Ashley Ritchie

Bricklaying Apprentice

Ashley Ritchie is a Bricklaying Apprentice at Straight Line Masonry.
Why do oil and water not mix?

Why do oil and water not mix?

Hands-on Activities

What chemistry determines how oil and water behave when mixed? Explore the mixing of oil and water and the density of liquids in this activity.

What is immiscibility?

What is immiscibility?

Hands-on Activities

Creating mixture of liquids can be very useful, but why do some liquids not mix well? Learn what causes liquids to be immiscible.