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During their time at Aycliffe, the children will be given lots of opportunities to carry out many different types of investigation throughout their science learning. Below is a link to the six different types of enquiry approaches that children may use to find out answers to investigable questions.

Throughout each type of investigation, children will develop seven different types of scientific enquiry skills.

Useful links

A website full of games, videos and experiment ideas that you can try out at home.

Hosts a wealth of games and activities split into age and topic sections so it’s easy to find one that relates to your child’s learning at school.
NASA Kids’ Club provides a plethora of space focused games, videos, images and activities to introduce and help kids learn about the world of space.
BrainPOP offers educational animated videos and lessons covering different science topics. Each featured science topic comes with illustrative videos, quizzes, and accompanying activities.

Nat Geo Kids enables science lovers to explore the world of science through a collection of apps, games, magazines, toys, videos, and many other materials


Things to do

Encourage your children to be questioners (not always easy we know) these inquisitive instincts are vital to all areas of science.  

Make observations both the natural world and the home environment is full of countless things to observe, from the changing of the seasons, the sound that fizzy pop bottle makes when you open to why does the TV remote not seem to work if I stand in the way? All these and countless more are opportunities to observe and do some real world science and it can really help children appreciate science is all round us not just in the classroom.