Working scientifically: fair tests

16 June 2018

  • Curriculum areas (primary):
  • Working scientifically
  • Age Group:
  • 7 - 11 years

Fair test enquiries in primary science are an opportunity for children to explore cause and effect relationships in science. Children find the answers to ‘big questions’ in fair test enquiries by planning tests to collect data through changing, measuring and controlling variables. Fair tests involve making systematic changes and analysing data to identify how one variable influences another. Due to the increased challenge in this type of enquiry they are introduced and practised in KS2.

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Working scientifically: fair & comparative tests

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