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Working Scientifically

Progression in Scientific

knowledge, concepts & skills

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Year 6

 

WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY

 

 

(Additional guidance per year group below)

 

Know how to ask simple scientific questions

 

Know how to use simple equipment to make observations

 

Know how to carry out simple tests

 

Know how to identify and classify things

 

Know how to explain to others what I have found out

 

Know how to use simple data to answer questions

 

 

Know how to ask relevant Scientific questions

 

Know how to use observations and knowledge to answer scientific questions

 

Know how to set up a simple enquiry to explore a scientific question

 

Know how to set up a test to compare two things

 

Know how to set up a fair test and explain why it is fair

 

Make careful and accurate observations, including the use of standard units

 

Know how to use equipment, including thermometers and data loggers to make measurements

Gather, record, classify and present data in different ways to answer scientific questions

 

Know how to use diagrams, keys, bar charts and tables; using scientific language

 

Know how to use findings of a report in different ways, including oral and written explanations, presentations.

 

Know how to draw conclusions and suggest improvements

 

Know how to make a prediction with a reason

 

Know how to identify differences, similarities and changes related to an enquiry

 

Know how to plan different types of scientific enquiry

 

Know how to control variables in an experiment

 

Know how to measure accurately and precisely using a range of equipment

 

Know how to record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs

 

Know how to use the outcome of test results to make predictions and set up further comparative and fair tests

 

Know how to report findings from enquiries in a range of ways

 

Know how to explain a conclusion from an enquiry

Know how to explain causal relationships in an enquiry

 

Know how to relate the outcome of an enquiry to scientific knowledge in order to state whether evidence supports or refutes and argument or theory

 

Read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary accurately

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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