Years 3 - 6 Science
In Years 3 and 4, children will be encouraged to ask questions about scientific concepts and then carry out experiments to find out the answers. In doing this they will:
- learn what a ‘fair test’ is.
- take measurements from a range of equipment.
- gather and record data.
- report their findings orally and in writing.
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In Years 5 and 6, children will continue to practise the above skills, but with more depth and precision. When carrying out experiments they will:
- understand what variables are and how to control them.
- take measurements from a range of equipment, understanding the need for repeated measures to increase accuracy.
- gather and record data using labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
- use test results to make further predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
- make conclusions on the test carried out, orally and in writing.