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Science Week KS2
You might already have a question that you would like to investigate - that's fantastic, go ahead and get going.
If you are not sure what you would like to find out about, you can watch the videos below with some examples of simple science experiments that you could do at home or in school.
Setting up and recording your learning
Once that you have a question that you would like to answer (a hypothesis), you need to:
- make a list of the resources you need
plan your method. Write down or draw how you are going to answer your question
record your results (observations) in a diagram, table or graph
- explain what your results show (a conclusion). Say whether what you thought would happen (your prediction) was correct from the
You can record what you have done in writing, using technology (slide show or video) or in another way. However you record your learning, try and use scientific vocabulary where you can.
If you would like to use a worksheet to record your learning, some templates that could help you are at the bottom of the page.
Sharing your learning
Share what you have done on your Google Classroom for your teacher and your friends to see.
If you would like to be included in our celebration assembly gallery on Friday, ask your parents to email a picture of your work to Mrs McDonnell by Thursday lunchtime firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I make a rainbow?
Mrs Hall explains how you can use the density of solutions to acheive some amazing results.
What makes things dissolve? Find out with Miss Shaw
What makes rain fall?
An different look at how rain, clouds and the water cylcle works with Mrs Hall.
Why do some clouds make rain and some don't?
Mrs Hall explains all about rain with this simple experiment using things from the bathroom.
Is it true that my foot is the same length as my forearm?
Miss Devlin explains how you could find out
How do you get stains out of your shirt?
Miss Shaw explains how to find out which is the best product to use
What lives in a pond?
Maybe you have a pond in your garden? Have you ever wondered what lives in it? Mrs Hall explains how she found out what lives in her pond.
What wildlife can I find in my garden or local area?
Miss Devlin explains how you could find out:
How can you slow things down?
In this experiment, some children learn how parachutes slow down cars, and also eggs! Maybe you could try to make a parachute to safely cushion something as it falls.
If you need a hand with your recording, you can use one of these prompt sheets to help you.