- Look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
- Talk about the features of their own environment.
- Explain why some things occur.
- Ask simple questions, observe closely and use observations to answer questions.
- Perform simple tests.
- Identify and classify into given and self-generated groups.
- Begin to notice and discuss patterns and relationships.
- Gather, record and communicate findings.
- Set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
- Make systematic and careful observations, using tables to support.
- Take accurate measurements using a range of equipment, including thermometers.
- Classify and present data in a variety of ways.
- Use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions and raise further questions.
- Look for naturally occurring patterns and relationships.
- Know when secondary sources might help them to answer questions.
- Recognise and control variables where necessary when planning scientific enquiries.
- Take measurements with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
- Present data of increasing complexity using a range of scientific diagrams.
- Discuss causal relationships and explain the degree of trust in the results.
- Use test results to make predictions to set up further tests. develop a new line of enquiry.
- Explore and talk about their own ideas.
- Recognise that scientific ideas change over time.