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Science in lower Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2 the children will:

  • Broaden their scientific view of the world around them.
  • Explore, test and develop ideas about everyday phenomena.
  • Ask questions about what they observe and make decisions about which types of scientific enquiry are best to answer them.
  • Carry out simple comparative and fair tests.
  • Use scientific language to talk and write about what they have found out.
  • Draw conclusions based on their data and observations.
  • Read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary correctly.

The children in Year 3 and 4 asked their own questions about how sounds can be changes and found different ways to answer our questions. 

 

Comparative fair tests: children have set up simple practical tests to explore sound and how sound travels. 

 

Firstly exploring everyday sounds around school and finding the source of the sound lead them to think about how the sound spreads, an investigation into sound ways led them to find the source of sound waves. 

 

Impact: children have been able to raise their own relevant questions about the world around them. 

 

Progression: Children will be able to use their science experiences to explore ideas and raise different kinds of questions.

What do we already know about sound?

What do we already know about sound? 1

Making musical instruments

Making musical instruments 1
Making musical instruments 2
Making musical instruments 3
Making musical instruments 4

Sounds around school

Sounds around school 1

How sounds travel?

How sounds travel? 1

Feeling sound ways move along the string

Feeling sound ways move along the string 1
Feeling sound ways move along the string 2
Feeling sound ways move along the string 3
Feeling sound ways move along the string 4
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