Scientific enquiry-KS1&LKS2 - Simple, fun investigations to promote use of scientific  vocabulary.

Resources concerning the learning objectives; that germs can spread easily; that germs can often not be seen and the importance of hand-washing. Two simple but fun, exciting and visually stimulating investigations used to improve scientific vocabulary of interpreting results and setting out investigation write up. The first - Glitterbug Investigation- has children sat in a circle, all with a small amount of hand cream on one hand. One child smears one hand with glitter and then “high fives” around the circle to see how far the germs(glitter) spread. Included are three differentiated worksheets suitable for Y1, Y2 and Y3, with increasingly complex scientific vocabulary. The second is a teacher led soap and pepper investigation. Put water into a bowl and sprinkle pepper(the germs) into it. Ask for predictions and then ask a child to put finger in the water. Nothing happens. Then smear liquid soap on the same finger and repeat. The results are amazing as the pepper quickly moves to the outside of the bowl. A Just try it - it really works and the children are amazed!!

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