Fun Science and Technology for Kids
Fun Science and Technology for Kids

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We are learning how to think like a scientist when investigating, asking questions and communicating our observations and ideas.

Investigating in science

Carry out science investigations using a variety of approaches: classifying and identifying, pattern seeking, exploring, investigating models, fair testing, making things, or developing systems.

Communicating in science

Develop knowledge of the vocabulary, numeric and symbol systems, and conventions of science and use this knowledge to communicate about our own and others’ ideas.
  • Build on prior experiences, working together to share and examine our own and others’ knowledge.
  • Ask questions, find evidence, explore simple models, and carry out appropriate investigations to develop simple explanations.
  • Begin to use a range of scientific symbols, conventions, and vocabulary.
  • Engage with a range of science texts and begin to question the purposes for which these texts are constructed.

What skills are you going to be using?

Science for Kids
Science for Kids

  • Being curious
  • Making careful observations
  • Asking questions
  • Exploring our ideas
  • Using a variety of investigative approaches: exploring, classifying and identifying, pattern seeking, fair testing, using model
  • Planning an investigative approach to test out our science idea
  • Gathering evidence to test our science idea
  • Understanding new knowledge generated is often new to us
  • Developing explanations based on evidence
  • Discussing our ideas with others
  • Being open-minded
  • Thinking critically about our own and others’ ideas
  • Being honest
  • Using evidence to support our ideas
  • Looking for trends and patterns in data
  • Being creative
  • Using scientific language
  • Building our scientific vocabulary
  • Being honest when communicating
  • Having experience of a range of science text types
  • Making predictions are based upon our existing science knowledge
  • Sharing explanations of experiences and observations
  • Realising science explanations must withstand peer review before being accepted
  • Using a variety of science texts (including symbols, graphs and diagrams) when explaining an idea
  • Questioning the accuracy of science texts (e.g. data, graphs, diagrams) they are using
  • Arguing a point of view
  • Using a variety of media (e.g. oral, visual, text) to explain our ideas
  • Questioning the validity of different science media (e.g. Internet videos, television programmes / adverts, movies)
  • Using the ‘passive’ voice in reporting

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