The Science Enquiry hub presents a natural progression to teach children the fundamentals of scientific enquiry required by the National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2.
The Learning Path
Since the beginning of time our knowledge of the world and scientific discoveries have emerged from our natural sense of curiosity. One way to nurture a child’s curiosity, exploration and discovery is to help them create a curiosity box. Into it they can put any interesting objects that they find, collecting things on walks in the countryside or on the sea shore, making enquiries using books to find out about the items collected. They can then communicate what they’ve learned to their friends by making a presentation.
Using their curiosity box, children can explore the world around them and begin to identify, classify and group their discoveries. They can ask questions and try to rationally reason out the answers.
2. The Natural World Photo Gallery
The Natural World Photo Gallery presents pictures of the natural world taken by myself, or others who have sent in their own pictures. I intend for it to develop over time into a collection of animal and plant species from all over the world so that children can learn to identify differences in species, habitats and the seasons.
3. The Scientific Method
In this section you will find out all about the simple eight-step method for making any kind of scientific enquiry. You can also download posters for your wall for free showing the eight steps.
4. The Science Exhibition Gallery
In this section I display some of the models and displays children have made to demonstrate their understanding of scientific concepts. You can even send in your own pictures and have them featured on my blog as an inspiration to other teachers, parents and children.