Scientific enquiry KS1 Science. Learn about scientific enquiry with these links to free to use educational science games and activities. Use on your white board for fun whole class ks1 lessons. 5-7 year olds will love the interactive and practical science lessons.
Activate Lesson Plans
Produced by the Shell Education Service, these resources are aimed at parents and young children to encourage them to try science investigations at home. The investigations are equally suitable for the primary classroom. Each investigation covers some suggested factors which can be investigated, as well as any safety implications. The worksheets set out a recommended set of questions to be considered when carrying out the investigation. Registration required, resources free.
Evaluating Evidence Multi
Animation and video about evaluating and considering evidence. Also includes a glossary sheet and poster to help reinforce the key concepts of scientific enquiry. Registration required, resources free.
Explore, Discover, Inspire Printable
This booklet, from Science Community Representing Education (SCORE), offers a range of practical activities and experiments for use in the classroom. Most are aimed at Key Stages One and Two students. The activities are: Make friends with a tree: living things, peace at last: sound, making sandcastles: materials, curtains: light, bone mystery: living things, design a seed: living things, paper towel magic: materials, bishops can fly: forces, colour mixing: materials. Registration required, resources free.
Obtaining Evidence Multi
Animation, video and worksheets about obtaining, presenting and analysing evidence. Registration required, resources free.
Planning An Experiment Multi
Animation, video and worksheets introducing pupils to the key concepts involved in planning an experiment. Registration required, resources free.
Why Scientists Ask Questions? Video
Animated video exploring why scientists ask questions.