Developing investigative skills is a key requirement of the primary science curriculum and you can support your child at home as they build confidence in this area.
In this section of the site you'll find investigative skills worksheets on a range of areas, such as investigating floating, the principles of forces and the properties of rocks.
And you'll find even more experiments to bring out the little Einstein in your child in our Experiments and science fun pack.
Plus, check out the fantastic Science Learning Journey for each year of primary school.
Search all Investigative skills worksheets by year
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.
Science Learning Journey
Discover a complete learning programme that covers all the core science skills that your child must master by the end of each year of primary school. 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 Science Learning Journey for your child's school year 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.
Calling all Little Sherlocks
It's time to do a little investigating of your own: