Science investigations: Animals
22 June 2009Add to My Folder
Use some quirky animal-themed conundrums to boost children’s investigative skills
This science series poses themed questions that can be turned into scientific investigations. It aims to encourage children to think creatively about how things work. Each month, we’ll feature six questions – each with three plausible answers (correct answers are shown here in bold). The children must decide which answer is correct by first predicting, researching and then answering each one based on their findings. A linked interactive resource – with animation and audio to bring the investigation to life – will be available each month posing the same six themed questions that will allow children to respond electronically.
The following six questions relate to animal adaptation and the importance of protecting the environment, with the accompanying activities aimed at boosting your class’ investigative skills.
Don’t forget to use the Interactive resource, ‘Why?’: Science – animals’.
- Why do camels have big feet?
- Why are bees important?
- Why do woodlice scuttle into dark places?
- Why do birds visit our gardens?
- Why do scientists sort animals into groups?
- Why do food chains usually start with a green plant?
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