Age Range: 5-8
Authors: Brenda & Stuart Naylor
‘These stories are simple and engaging and get young children engaged in science investigations that relate to their everyday lives.’
The Science Questions Powerpoint resources contain 16 stories.
Each Science Questions story introduces problems faced by a group of young friends covering different aspects of science. It comes complete with voice over. The stories all contain a starting point Concept Cartoon, ideas for investigations and background science in child-friendly language. Extra questions and challenges to extend the activities are also included. The resource is structured to help you get the most out of the stories and encourage the children to think, talk, plan, investigate and share their ideas.
Topics included in Science Questions – Concept Cartoons for KS1:
- The Snowman’s Coat – introducing melting and freezing.
- Upside Down Seeds – introducing growing and living things.
- Bungee Jumpers – introducing falling and air resistance.
- The Seesaw – introducing forces.
Teaching Primary Science Through Stories
Teaching primary science through stories has many benefits. It encourages talk and engagement in science lessons by including children in the conversations already occurring between the characters. stories can contextualize science concepts in everyday situations that children will be familiar with. Using a story to introduce a character who needs help with a science problem provides motivation and purpose for science investigations. Science Questions approach to concept cartoons for KS1 introduce a step-by-step approach to structuring a science lesson around a story.