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Understand How to Conduct an Experiment

In this worksheet, students will learn how to conduct a fair experiment.

'Understand How to Conduct an Experiment' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Working Scientifically

Curriculum subtopic:   Performing Simple Tests

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Worksheet Overview

Welcome, science-whiz! 

Here we are going to learn about writing up scientific experiments and the vocabulary that is used. 



Here are definitions of the key vocabulary used when writing up an experiment: 

Aim - what we are going to find out in the experiment. E.g Which material is the most absorbent? 

Prediction - what we think is going to happen. E.g. I think the sponge will be the most absorbent material. 

Equipment - the list of items we will need to carry out the experiment. E.g. A selection of materials, a jug of water

Method - what we did E.g. We laid out the materials and poured 10ml of water on each one. 

Results - What happened? The results are usually written in a table. E.g. A table of results about how much water each material absorbed. 


Try to remember these definitions for answering these questions. 

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