Working scientifically: identifying and classifying
In this type of primary science enquiry, children make observations and measurements to help them look for similarities and differences.
Children begin identifying and classifying objects in the world around them from a very young age; this type of enquiry comes very naturally as young learners try to make sense of the world around them. In this type of enquiry, children make observations and measurements to help them look for similarities and differences. This will help them to organise things into groups and make connections.
The video below gives you an introduction to identifying and classifying; below the video you will find a useful resource to download which includes suggestions for some of the ‘big questions’ that pupils might explore through enquiries that feature identifying and classifying. You can also download a transcript of the video.
Identifying and classifying
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|Identifying and classifying video transcript||17 KB||Download|
Published: 5 October 2021