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Working Scientifically

During years 5 and 6, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content: 

- planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary 

- taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate 

- recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs 

- using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests 

- reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations 

- identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.