Fair Test Fatima Investigation Planner
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Click below for these investigation planning resources based on the Post-It note method.
The powerpoint used in Manchester University WS session.
A document by Shelagh Hendry containing progressions from EYFS to Upper KS2 in different practical science skills.
A sheet for teachers and maybe Year 5/6 that demonstrates how scientific question can be made more specific.
A useful table for helping children to ask better questions
Karen Beswick's Bloom's Taxonomy Questions
Karen Beswick's Bloom's Taxonomy table of questions and verbs
A series of planning sheets that uses post it notes to identify variables.
An article from Primary Science magazine that explores the five different ways of working scientifically. The article is based on the influential book It's Not Fair Or Is It? - available here.
A handout that gives an overview of the different ways of working scientifically.
An overview of different types of graphic organiser such as flow charts Venn diagrams etc.
A handout that demonstrates how to work out whether you can use a line graph or bar chart.
Planning worksheet for children for an investigation that explores evaporation.
A handout that gives example investigation questions for each of the five types of working scientifically.
A document from Karen Beswick at the University of Manchester that shows the progression of WS skills and WS example activities from the National Curriculum.