Working Scientifically

Fair Test Fatima Change One Thing Planning Sheet.pdf

Fair Test Fatima Investigation Planner

See more Fair Test Fatima resources below

Curious Caterpillar Planning Sheet.pdf

Curious Caterpillar Investigation Planner

See more Curious Caterpillar resources below

Question Matrix

Which type of chart or graph will your investigation need?

Downloadable Resources

Fair Test Fatima and Curious Caterpillar

Click below for these investigation planning resources based on the Post-It note method.

Working Scientifically Slideshow

The powerpoint used in Manchester University WS session.

Working Scientifically Threads

A document by Shelagh Hendry containing progressions from EYFS to Upper KS2 in different practical science skills.

Improving the Question

A sheet for teachers and maybe Year 5/6 that demonstrates how scientific question can be made more specific.

Question Matrix

A useful table for helping children to ask better questions

Question Flowers

Karen Beswick's Bloom's Taxonomy Questions

Bloom's Taxonomy Question and Verbs Grid

Karen Beswick's Bloom's Taxonomy table of questions and verbs

Post Its Investigation Planner

A series of planning sheets that uses post it notes to identify variables.

It's Not Fair Article

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.

Working Scientifically - Not Just Fair Testing

A handout that gives an overview of the different ways of working scientifically.

Useful Graphic Organisers for Primary Science

An overview of different types of graphic organiser such as flow charts Venn diagrams etc.

Will this investigation produce a line graph?

A handout that demonstrates how to work out whether you can use a line graph or bar chart.

Wet Paper Towel Investigation

Planning worksheet for children for an investigation that explores evaporation.

Working Scientifically Questions

A handout that gives example investigation questions for each of the five types of working scientifically.

Working Scientifically RAG

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.