Key Stage 1 Science

KS1 science activities

In KS1 science, your child will be learning about the importance of asking questions, gathering evidence, carrying out experiments and looking at different ways of presenting their results.

Discover hundreds of KS1 science worksheets covering all the core topics your child will study in school, including how animals and humans move, feed and grow, parts of the body, plants, the properties of different materials, electricity, forces and motion. Then have fun at home with great experiments that reinforce learning and get your child excited about science and the world around them.

Plus, check out the fantastic Year 1 Science Learning Journey and Year 2 Science Learning Journey.

Articles

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What your child learns in Key Stage 1 science
You may well struggle to remember what you learned in Years 1 and 2 in science – and things have moved on a lot anyway. So swot up on what your child will be taught with this quick guide.
Plant shoot at different stages of growth
Key Stage 1 science – the curriculum
Here’s your guide to what your child will learn in science at school and what you can teach at home.
Girl and teacher using microscope
Simple science activities to try today
Science doesn't have to mean complicated experiments with chemicals and Bunsen burners. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage can get involved in science with these fun, fast-results experiments. Sarah Cruickshank reports.

Worksheets

Understanding light and dark
Understanding light and dark
A worksheet designed to help your child investigate and understand light and dark.
Design your own forces investigation activity
Design your own forces investigation
A worksheet to prompt children into carrying out an investigation into the force exerted by water on different objects.
Know your body and its parts
Know your body and its parts
This activity is a fun way to help your child to learn about the human body and its parts.
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Year 1 Science Learning Journey

and Year 2 Science Learning Journey

Discover a complete learning programme that covers all the core science skills that your child must master by the end of KS1. This comprehensive programme enables you to cover every topic in the curriculum with just one 10-minute worksheet every week at home.

Get started on the Year 1 or Year 2 Science Learning Journey and by doing just a few minutes of fun work each week with your child at home, you will inspire their learning, fire up their hunger for knowledge… and ensure they’re not only on top of their lessons but brimming over with facts and actively contributing to classes.

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Experiments and science fun

Beans, gingerbread men, ice, washing-up bottles and cocoa powder – that's all you need to demonstrate key KS1 and KS2 science concepts to your child at the kitchen table. Packed with simple experiments, fun games (Muffled Chinese Whispers, anyone?) and parent-friendly science explanations, our Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 learning pack is all you need to make primary science come to life for your child.

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Learning about materials

The study of materials is one of the core science topics that your child will cover in KS1 science. Encourage their enthusiasm for the topic at home with these fun activities:

What material is it made of?
Investigating and comparing materials
Compare two materials
Natural or man-made?

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