Scientific Enquiry

Scientific Enquiry

There are five types of enquiry in the Working Scientifically section of the Science National Curriculum, to give more breadth to the type of work we do within lessons. Pupils will learn to put into practice their skills in Working Scientifically during their time at Senacre Wood, carrying out a range of practical activities using the different types of enquiry to answer questions about the world around them. Children need to know about the 5 types of Scientific Enquiry so that they can say which type of enquiry they need to use to answer a scientific question. Different questions require different types of enquiry.

Identifying, classifying and grouping


Comparative and Fair Testing


Pattern Seeking

Observing Over Time

Research Using Secondary Sources

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