EYFS science experiments | Reception science
In Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) your child will start to gain the science knowledge that they’ll build on throughout their primary school years, such as developing their skills of observation, prediction, critical thinking and discussion.
From conducting experiments, to exploring different methods of discovery, and presenting their findings, you’ll discover hundreds of EYFS science worksheets, games and activities to support learning at home and bring out the little Einstein in your little one! Read our parents' guides to Nursery science and Reception science for more information about the curriculum in EYFS science.
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Discover a complete learning programme that covers all the core science skills that your child must master by the end of Reception. 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 Reception 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. A Nursery Science Learning Journey is also available.
Play a game of Blow Football, make your own mini-me, turn white petals multi-coloured and dissolve an egg... all in the pursuits of science. Prepared exclusively for TheSchoolRun by Emma Vanstone of children's science blog Science Sparks, Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 will help you make primary science memorable and fun. You won't need any special equipment or knowledge to get started; before you know it the kids will be planning investigations, experimenting with supersaturated solutions and germinating beans on the window sill.
Your Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 learning pack includes experiments to help your child understand:
- Waterproof materials
- Forces and motion
- How the body works
- Plant anatomy
- Dissolving and separating
- Light and shadow
- Sound and pitch
- Filtering and sieving
- Thermal conduction and insulation