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Year 4 Science

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Practise the concepts your child is investigating in school with our Year 4 science worksheets and help them develop their skills of ‘scientific enquiry’ (examining ideas and evidence, using investigative techniques and drawing conclusions based on evidence).

You’ll find lots of hands-on activities to help your child grasp core topics, such as humans, other animals and plants, properties of materials, electricity and forces.

Plus, for a complete course in Year 4 science, check out our fantastic Year 4 Science Learning Journey programme.


Toy cars going down a slope
Year 4 science: what your child learns
Find out what is taught in Year 4 science and how you can build on your child’s learning at home.
Boy wearing goggles holding test tube
Simple experiments for KS2 scientists
Have you got a budding Galileo or Newton in the family? Help your child's developing scientific enquiries by finding out what they will be learning in science lessons and how to support their practice at home.
What is electricity?
What is electricity?
Circuit, cell, bulb, switch... Find out about the electrical terminology your primary-school child will be using in the classroom and try some hands-on activities to support learning about electricity at home.


Circuits quiz worksheet
Circuits quiz
A list of quiz questions for children to test their knowledge of circuits.
Draw a food chain diagram worksheet
Draw a food chain diagram
A worksheet to prompt your child to use their knowledge of food chains to make their own chain with the given organisms.
Friction investigation worksheet
Friction investigation
Help your child to plan an investigation into friction using the grid on this worksheet.
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Experiments and science fun

Play a game of Blow Football, make your own mini-me, turn white petals multi-coloured and dissolve an egg... all in the pursuits of science. Prepared exclusively for TheSchoolRun by Emma Vanstone of children's science blog Science Sparks, Experiments and science fun for KS1 and KS2 will help you make primary science memorable and fun. You won't need any special equipment or knowledge to get started; before you know it the kids will be planning investigations, experimenting with supersaturated solutions and germinating beans on the window sill.

Year 4 Science Learning Journey

Discover a complete learning programme that covers all the core science skills that your child must master by the end of Year 4. 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 Year 4 Science Learning Journey 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.

Friction test

Even more science fun at home!

In Year 4 science your child will learn about a range of physical processes such as forces and the different states of matter. Support learning at home on these topics with fun worksheets:


Homework Gnome – for all your topic homework

In Year 4, your child will cover some core learning areas of science. For many of these topic-areas, you'll find top facts, timelines, did you knows, pictures, videos and more, in the Homework Gnome. Why not check out the following:

Food chains
Electricity and power generation
Water and the water cycle