Urderstanding physical processes is a core science learning objective throughout primary school.
In this section of the site you'll find worksheets to help your child understand and examine physical processes, such as electricity and morning and night.
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.
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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.
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.The 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
Understanding night and day
Learning about day and night and light and dark are topics your child will study in science at school. Why not try these at home to help your child understand these tricky concepts: