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Overview

Early Years Foundation Stage:

  • Activities based on first-hand experiences that encourage exploration, observation, problem-solving, prediction, critical thinking, decision-making and discussion
  • Describe simple features of objects and events
  • Investigate objects and materials by using all of their senses as appropriate
  • Examine change over time and change that may be reversed, e.g. melting ice
  • Model investigative behaviour and raise questions such as, ‘What do you think?’, ‘Tell me more about...?’, ’What will happen if...?’, ‘What else could we try?’, ‘What could it be used for?’ and ‘How might it work?’

Key Stage 1:

Ideas and evidence in science - Investigative skills:

  • planning, obtaining and presenting evidence and considering evidence and evaluating.

Materials and their properties - Grouping materials and changing materials:

  • explore and describe the way some everyday materials change when they are heated or cooled .

Key Stage 2:

Ideas and evidence in science - Investigative skills:

  • planning, obtaining and presenting evidence and considering evidence and evaluating.

Materials and their properties - Changing materials:

  • explore changes that occur when materials are mixed.
  • explore changes that occur when materials are heated or cooled.
  • explore reversible changes, including dissolving, melting, boiling, condensing, freezing and evaporating.