Reception Science worksheets

My Starting School Scrapbook

Starting school scrapbook

If your child is starting school in Reception, what can you do to help them make the best possible start? Find out how to lay the foundations for a great transition with our Reception starters learning pack – it's bursting with activities that focus on early English, maths and science skills, as well as supporting your child's physical and social development.

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Investigation: What colour are your eyes?

What colour are your eyes?

Let’s find out which eye colour is the most common amongst your family and friends! You can record your results on this pictogram.
Natural and man-made objects investigation

Natural and man-made objects

Have a look at these objects. Do you think they are natural or man-made? Can you draw a line to match them to the right shelves?

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Moving fish race

Moving fish race

Can you move this fish across the carpet without touching it? Let's have a race...
Materials: similarities and differences activity

Materials: similarities and differences

This activity is designed to encourage your child to observe the similarities and differences between different materials.

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Make your own wormery investigation

Make your own wormery

Fancy some pet worms? Discover the amazing life of worms by making your own wormery.
Investigating sound

Investigating sound

Fill a glass or some empty glass bottles with water halfway to the top. Now tap the side of the glass with a teaspoon. Can you describe the sound that you hear?

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Moving balls investigation

Investigating moving balls

Let's explore how air moves by playing a fun game!

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Introduction to habitats: animal homes activity

Introduction to habitats: animal homes

There are many different animals living all over the world.They all like to live in different places; some animals like it hot, some like it cold, some like it wet and some like it dry. Cut out the animals on the next page and stick them back into their home environments. Why do you think each animal is suited to living in its home?

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Ice hand investigation

Ice hand investigation

Close your eyes. Your mum or dad have made a strange object for you... can you guess what it is? Open your eyes and investigate!

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I am growing activity

I am growing!

In understanding that living things grow, it is fun for children to observe how they themselves have grown and changed. Children are usually very enthusiastic about talking about all the things they can do!

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Grow your own mini islands activity

Grow your own mini islands

How would you like to have your own little island? Let's find out how...

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Grow a grass head activity

Grow a grass head

It’s easy to make your very own grass head. You can keep your head on the window sill, and you’ll be amazed at how fast it grows!

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Find the right mother worksheet

Find the right mother

Can you draw a line to take each baby to its mum?
Find patterns all around you activity

Find patterns all around you

There are patterns all around us. Take a large piece of white paper and a crayon and see if you can capture some!

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Chocolate challenge experiment

Chocolate challenge

Here's a tasty science experiment for you, investigating solids and liquids!

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Building a paper bridge activity

Building a paper bridge

Sam wants to build a bridge for his toy car. He has four different types of paper. How could you find out which one is best? Have a go yourself and find out!

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Who’s living in your tree investigation

Who’s living in your tree?

Put a large white sheet under a tree or a bush and give the tree a good shake. Lots of little bugs living in your tree/bush should fall onto the sheet for you to look at carefully under a magnifying glass. Can you draw some of the bugs you can see? Can you identify any of them?
What’s in your kitchen cupboard worksheet

What’s in your kitchen cupboard?

Can you work with an adult to group some of the objects in your kitchen? Sort them into piles or draw pictures of them on these cards

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Tree treasure hunt

Tree treasure hunt

Play a game with all the different trees in your garden or a park. First, walk around the garden with an adult. What is the same about the trees and what is different? Now try to complete these challenges.

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