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Investigate the Solar System Using Modelling

In this worksheet, students will answer questions about how scientists investigate their ideas by collecting evidence and making models.

'Investigate the Solar System Using Modelling' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Earth and Space

Curriculum subtopic:   Movement of Earth and the Planets

Popular topics:   Space worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Some science questions can be answered because we can carry out an investigation and present our results.


An example of a question we can investigate is: "Which coloured berries do garden birds prefer?"


Blue tit


We can provide different coloured berries and record the number of birds that feed on each berry, or count how many berries of each colour the birds eat.


bird eating berries


Because some ideas in science are about very, very tiny particles, or about very, very large objects, we have to gather evidence and make models to show what we think is happening.


We cannot travel to all parts of our Solar System, but we know a lot about it because of the evidence we collect. 


Let's have a look at some of that evidence.


boy with telescope

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