Year 6 Science worksheets by School Year
Look at this diagram of the eye. Do you recognise all the different parts? Use the labels below to finish off the diagram.
We breathe all of the time. Breathing is vital to ensure that oxygen is taken into our bodies and harmful carbon dioxide is taken out of our body… but how fast do we breathe? When does this change? Why? Complete the table and see if this helps you to answer these questions.
When we exercise the muscles and organs in our body need more oxygen and energy. Our heart therefore has to work much harder. Look at these pictures of different activities. Can you cut out the pictures and the heart rate cards and match up each activity with the heart rate you think is correct?
Plants, just like animals, are able to adapt to their environment – they have to do this to survive. Sometimes this is a short-term change; they can also evolve to change permanently. This investigation looks at how plants adapt to meet their need for light.
Ask an adult to help you select different foods that you think may contain more fat than others. Carefully rub each food in turn in one of the circles. Label each circle so that you can see which food was in which circle. Leave the paper to dry. When dry hold it up to the light. You should be able to see which foods contained more oil and fat as this will be left on the paper!
Look at these cards. Can you draw circuit diagrams using the correct symbols to match these descriptions?
Look at these pictures of different circuit components. Can you identify them? Cut them out. Can you match each one up with one of the label cards on the next page? Now shuffle the cards to play a game of Circuit Symbols Snap or matching pairs with a friend or adult to help revise these key components.
Look at these pictures of different activities you might do in a day. Can you cut them out and place them in order from the ones that use the least amount of calories through to the ones that use the most?
Look at these pictures from our circulation system. Can you match the picture cards with the correct description?
The Earth has a weak magnetic field caused by the movement of molten iron in its core. The Earth’s magnetic field acts on a magnetised needle, pulling one end towards the north and the other towards the south magnetic pole. Understand more about magnets by making your very own magnetic compass from a polystyrene pizza base, a needle, a pin and a strong magnet.
Mirrors change the direction of light and reflect it. We can demonstrate this practically by making a periscope. Light is reflected from one object into a mirror and then onto the other mirror before reaching your eyes. Collect your materials and find out for yourself!
When a moving surface slides on a stationary surface it rubs against it, which slows it down. This is due to friction, a force which resists the movement of one object sliding past another. Understand more about friction with a fantastic practical project: make your own balloon hovercraft!
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.
This worksheet encourages children to investigate why certain animals are adapted to their habitats.
This worksheet has pictures to prompt children into thinking about the different forces that are at work in everyday life. It also gives another sheet with explanations of the different forces.
This experiment helps children to see clearly how some solids dissolve in hot water and some solids do not.
This worksheet asks children to think about what difference extra bulbs or cells make to a circuit.
This download prompts your child to think about the harmful micro-organisms that are killed by cleaning products.
This worksheet encourages children to think about animals in the desert and research how they are adapted to life in that habitat.