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Investigate: The Goldilocks Effect

In this worksheet, students will investigate the factors that Goldilocks encountered in testing three bowls of porridge at different temperatures and attempt to formulate an explanation.

'Investigate: The Goldilocks Effect' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: SATs Science

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: Investigating

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Worksheet Overview

So, what's a scientific investigation? It's something we all do, whether we know we are or not.

 

"I wonder what cotton candy ice cream tastes like - it's blue!"

"If I fold up the wings of my polystyrene plane, will it fly better?"

"If I plant this apple seed in the ground, I wonder whether it will grow..."

 

These are just typical questions that are part of a normal day and show that we're all scientists at heart!

 

That's why your EdPlace team are out to help you get even better at planning, carrying out and reporting on your investigations. Pretty much all the science you will do, has stemmed from someone's investigation in the past. Therefore, experimentation is a vital skill to develop, and one we're committed to helping you explore.

 

Goldilocks fairy tale

 

Today Mrs. Bates is having fun with her science class. The class wondered whether the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with their bowls of porridge could be investigated scientifically to see whether the different bowls of porridge really could be "too hot" or "too cold" when left for the same amount of time.

 

 

Let's investigate!

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