all Science worksheets
This simple activity will help you to build your own greenhouse so that you can observe a seed growing into a plant!
Boneyard Bill has fallen to bits! Can you help him by cutting out his different parts and putting him back together? Can you use the skeleton at the bottom to correctly identify the different bones Boneyard Bill is made up of?
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?).
Look at these pictures from our circulation system. Can you match the picture cards with the correct description?
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?
Poo is always a fascinating subject for children and definitely gets their attention! Why not go for a nature walk and find out which animals have left their smelly remains then answer these questions?
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. Draw a picture of it on a sticker and stick it on another player’s forehead. The person with the sticker has to ask questions to find out which animal they are. Take it in turns to be the person with the sticker!
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.
Go into your garden and dig up two earthworms. Put them next to each other and see if you can find things that are the same about them and things that are different. Look at their length, their patterns, their colour Can you draw pictures of them both, showing the difference between them? You could also try building your own wormery.
Human adults have up to 32 permanent teeth, which start to emerge when we are about 6 years old. Most people have all their adult teeth (apart from wisdom teeth) in place by the age of 12. Can you label this diagram of the different kinds of teeth?
Air resistance is a force which slows moving objects down. When things move through the air, they are slowed down. Planes can move more quickly through the air by having a more streamlined shape – this means less surface area for the air to resist against. Do you fancy having a go at running your own simple investigation into air resistance?
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!
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.