Science Investigations KS1 by Stuart Ball
The activities in this book require children to undertake their own planning and to draw their own conclusions. They have all been tried and tested in the classroom and they also take into account recent developments in the study of science investigations by the Kings College Science Investigations in Schools Project (AKSIS). They can be used in conjunction with any planned science curriculum including the Science Schemem of Work. The learning outcomes will enable teachers to: Explore a range of scientific concepts; Develop an awareness of the skills needed for effective scientific investigation; Develop an investigation approach in science teaching and learning; Explore links with numeracy and literacy; Explore a range of investigative formats; Explore a range of experiences that promote exciting and active learning The investigations include: Fair testing, Classifying and identifying; Pattern seeking; Exploring; Investigating models; Making things. A skills index is also included to enable teachers to monitor the scope of their teaching and ensure that as many learning outcomes are achieved as possible.