Glass may be everywhere and used in many things, but can you think of safe activities to use in your classroom?

Try some of the activities prepared by EnviroCom Australia that are listed on this page or others across the website, adapt them for your class and get started this National Science Week!

Will you link it to technologies, the arts, health sciences when used in foods, or focus on glass packing compared to other materials?

EnviroCom Australia’s two primary and two secondary glass classroom activities outline resources you will need and how these lesson ideas connect to the Australian Curriculum content descriptions.

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Four Downloadable Activities for Primary and Secondary Classes

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Secondary School Activities

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Glass in Technology

Glass has amazing properties when it comes to its ability to manipulate light, forming the backbone of many of our advances in science and technology. Students will explore what glass is, how it is made and how it can be structured to move information from one point to another.


Glass and Food

The application of glass in food technology has enabled us to store and cook food in increasingly safe ways. It has antibacterial and heat resistance properties that we rely on every day. However, we can also use food itself to mimic glass manufacturing processes to appreciate its complexity and its properties.


Primary School Activities

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Glass in the Arts

Glass has long been used for art. Students will gain an understanding of glass, how it is made, and its properties that lend itself to be beautiful in many applications. The activities will help students understand the applications of glass in both visual and auditory art.


Glass as Packaging

Glass is utilised as packaging in many applications in both science and food technologies. Students will explore and gain an understanding of the use of glass as a packaging material by looking at how other materials compare when used in similar applications.