Year 3 Science

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Help your mini Einstein develop scientific knowledge with hundreds of Year 3 science worksheets, activities and games to do at home.

The Year 3 science curriculum covers life and living things, investigative skills, materials and their properties and physical processes.

For each topic, we have resources to reinforce learning at home in a practical and experimental way and encourage your child to think about methods of ‘scientific enquiry’, such as ideas and evidence and investigative skills.


Year 3 science: what your child learns
Got a mini Einstein in the family? Here’s what they will be learning in year 3 to help develop their scientific knowledge.
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What your child learns in Key Stage 2 science
Want to know more about what your child gets up to in science class at school? Here’s your guide to the topics they’ll cover.
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Simple experiments for KS2 scientists
Have you got a budding Galileo or Newton in the family? Help your child's developing scientific enquiries by finding out what they will be learning in science lessons and how to support their practice at home.


All about rocks worksheet
All about rocks
A worksheet encouraging children to match names of rocks with their descriptions.
Comparing data worksheet
Comparing data
A worksheet showing results of an experiment into soil permeability with questions for children to answer.
Super scientist quiz worksheet
Super scientist quiz
Quiz questions to encourage your child to think about how scientists work and why they do the things they do.
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Science pack

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.


Homework Gnome – for all your topic homework

In Year 3, your child will cover some core learning areas of science. For many of these topic-areas, you'll find top facts, timelines, did you knows, pictures, videos and more, in the Homework Gnome. Why not check out the following: