KS1 Science worksheets by School Year
Look in your recycling bins to find out what your family recycles and write it down on a list. Look on your local council website to find out if there is anything else you could recycle that you don’t at the moment. Can you encourage your family to recycle more? Make a recycling-bins poster to show them what they can recycle and what they can’t.
Read these instructions about growing a seed into a plant carefully. Can you match them with the picture cards and put them in the correct order? Cut out the cards or rewrite the instructions.
Create a healthy living questionnaire for your friends and family. Think of questions about sleep, food, drink, exercise and then do a survey of everyone’s habits. At the end of the week as a family decide what everybody’s new healthy goals are going to be. What could you do more of? What will happen if you make some changes to your life? Why?
Exercising and eating the right types and amounts of food help humans to stay healthy. Make a chart showing 5-10 different things you can do to be healthy. Add in a column for each member of your family. Ask people in your family to tell you every time they eat or do something healthy and record it on the chart. Try recording your data in bar chart form. At the end of the week decide, as a family, what everybody’s new healthy living goal is going to be.
Close your eyes and put your finger on one of these senses cards. Your game partner will offer you an object. Using only that sense, can you guess what the item is?
Using a soft animal toy and a doll, label the different parts. Which parts do we all have (head, eyes, ears, etc.)? Now collect a few different soft animal toys. Can you group the animals that all have the same body parts together (for example all the ones that have tails, all the ones that have wings, all the ones that have fur)?
Animals live in a wide variety of different habitats across the world. These include deserts, rainforests, seashores, hedgerows, polar expanses to name but a few. Think of three different animal habitats (around your home, in the UK or somewhere else in the world). Use what you know and your research skills to compare these two habitats using the data table below
This simple activity will help you to build your own greenhouse so that you can observe a seed growing into a plant!
Give Twister a science-learning dimension! Play the game with a different set of rules involving lots of body parts.
A great game to help your child become familiar with human anatomy. Challenge them with tricky body parts (can they spy their humerus, ankle, kneecap or earlobe?).
Have a look at the different trees in your neighbourhood and find one birds like to land in. Why might the birds have chosen that tree? Does it have a nest in? Then draw a picture of the tree and label your picture with all the reasons why you think this is a good tree for birds to nest in.
Go for a walk in your neighbourhood and make a chart listing 5-10 different places (park, shops, wood, garden, road). Can you see evidence of animals, birds or insects that live there? What might they eat? Where might they live?
Go into your garden and see how many different plants you can find. How could you find out the names of these plants? Who could help you find out? Now play the find my leaf game!
Find out what your favourite animals looked like when they were babies. What were they called? How did they change? How have you changed since you were a baby?
Choose some packaging that is going to be thrown away. Ask each member of your family what they would make it into if they were going to recycle it creatively. Choose your favourite idea and be a recycling hero: design a recycled toy or something new for your home, then make it!
Cut the spinners out, stick them on card and push a pencil through the middle. Spin both wheels at the same time and act out or talk about the two animals that you land on (for example, talk like a frog or grow like a caterpillar!). Now research your favourite animal.
Should you be lucky enough to find a nest, try to copy it and make your own bird’s nest from twigs and leaves. It’s not that easy but it will help you understand what a mammoth task the birds have! Alternatively try to draw a bee hive or a bird’s nest and talk about the differences between them.
Think of an animal – this could be one for your local area or from a world habitat. How it is suited to the place it lives? Does it modify its habitat in any way to better suit its needs? Use this sheet to plan out an estate agent’s advert highlighting the features of your chosen habitat and why it would make the perfect home for one animal.
Play a car game listing an A to Z of parts of the body, for example: arm, belly button, cuticles… If you get stuck you may need to be creative and think of variations (for example, digits instead of fingers). If you’re playing with older children they could also list internal organs!