'Working Scientifically' skills underpin all areas of the Science curriculum. These are skills that are transferrable between different topics and are built on every year to help us to become accomplished scientists.
In Year 6, the 'Working Scientifically' objectives are:
- I can plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
- I can take accurate measurements, using a range of scientific equipment taking repeat readings when appropriate.
- I can record complex data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
- I can use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
- I can report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.
- I can identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or argument.
- I can describe and evaluate my own and other people’s scientific ideas using evidence from a range of sources.
- I can group and classify things and recognise patterns.
- I can find things out using a wide range of secondary sources of information.
- I can use scientific language and ideas to explain, evaluate and communicate my methods and findings.
Over the year, we will be addressing all of these objectives through the different science topic areas above.