Use this Science @Home investigation to explore the question "Can I separate my leafy mixture?". Download the workbook, follow the instructions and build confidence in using the scientific method. Don't forget to collect a certificate!
Science @Home is a series of simple hands-on activities that explore real-life science.
Each investigation includes:
- Workbook with instruction guide, that can be downloaded and printed or used on a mobile device. With guiding questions to support your young explorer through their investigation.
- A critical reading text about the work of our scientists, to help develop your child's scientific thinking.
- A guide for grown-ups, that gives some tips and hints about the investigation and the scientific method.
- A certificate to reward your child's scientific achievement.
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Curriculum Area: Science
Curriculum Themes: Inquiry and investigative skills, scientific analysis and thinking skills, skills and attribute of scientifically literate citizens, materials, chemical changes, properties and uses of substances, topical science
Curriculum Learning Level (Scotland): Second (P5-P7), Third/Fourth (S1-S3)
Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes: SCN 2-15a, SCN 2-16a, SSCN 2-19a, CN 2-20a, SCN 2-20b
SCN 3-16a, SCN 3-16b, SCN 3-18a, SCN 3-20a, SCN 4-13b, SCN 4-20a
Curriculum Learning Level (England): KS2 (years 5-6), KS3 (years 7 - 8)