Year 2 Investigative skills worksheets
This quiz covers all the topics you have learnt in Y2 science. Can you answer all the questions?
Whenever you or any member of your family or friends do some exercise, carry out a survey to find out how they felt. Use the table to record your findings. Look at the results of your table. What do you notice?
Think about all the ways our houses protect us. Now think about animals or bugs living in your garden or house. Where do animals and bugs like to live? Draw a picture and/or write the name of their home. Cut out all the cards and make two piles, one for creature cards and one for house cards; mix them up. Pick one card from each pile. Would a mouse like to live in a fish pond? Would a frog like to live in a bee hive? Why?
Read these instructions about growing a seed into a plant carefully. Can you match them with the picture cards and put them in the correct order? Cut out the cards or rewrite the instructions.
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?
An investigation comparing the difference between an ice cube melting in air and an ice cube melting in water.
An investigation into the effect of pushing various objects. This includes extension activities to encourage your child to investigate further.
A worksheet to suggest a fun experiment looking at the effect of air power on different objects.
Worksheet giving ideas for showing the effect of static electricity by using a balloon and various objects.
Worksheet with recording table to suggest a way of investigating whether different objects are attracted to a magnet.
An opportunity for your child to design their own investigation to find out which materials float.
An experiment for children to do at home, which will illustrate the meaning of insulation.
A worksheet showing the results of an experiment into plant growth with encouragement for children to carry out a similar experiment and think about the results.
Your child will learn all about the life cycle of a plant and what plants need to grow with this fun worksheet.
A simple but effective worksheet that will introduce your child to the idea of a balanced diet.
An experiment that combines having fun with learning all about what plants need to grow.
Following on from part 1 of the experiment, this further develops your child's knowledge of healthy plant growth and encourages their skills of comparison and conclusion.
A worksheet to prompt children into carrying out an investigation into the force exerted by water on different objects.