InvestiGATE

BPES resources can often be used across different subjects and age groups.

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Science Ages 11 to 12 Ages 12 to 14

About this Collection

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Investigate is a flexible set of resources on the topic of scientific enquiry, with two strands for different age groups. For 9-12s it serves as a transition resource for pupils about move to or who have recently started secondary school. For 12-14s it offers an in-depth look at good experimental design and the interpretation and analysis of data, focusing on validity, repeatability and reliability.


Science: Ages 11 to 12

Electricity investigation ideas

Electricity investigation ideas

A photo story starter in which a girl and her friends think about how they can use their knowledge …


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Materials investigation ideas

Materials investigation ideas

A photo story starter in which a group of friends think about how they can use their knowledge of…


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Forces investigation ideas

Forces investigation ideas

A photo story starter in which a group of friends think about the best way to perform an air resist…


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Introduction to Scientific Investigation

Introduction to Scientific Investigation

A short video in which two young presenters visit the Science Museum in London to find out about …


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Introduction to Planning an Experiment

Introduction to Planning an Experiment

Video, interactive quiz and activity sheet about planning a fair test.


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Introduction to Obtaining and Presenting Evidence

Introduction to Obtaining and Presenting Evidence

Video, interactive quiz and activity sheet about obtaining and presenting evidence from a fair te…


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Introduction to Considering and Evaluating Evidence

Introduction to Considering and Evaluating Evidence

Video, interactive quiz and activity sheet about considering evidence and evaluating evidence fro…


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Science: Ages 12 to 14

Analysing Data and Evaluating an Investigation

Analysing Data and Evaluating an Investigation

Video, worksheets and an interactive data entry tool looking at the analysis of data and how to s…


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Validity, Repeatability and Reliability

Validity, Repeatability and Reliability

Videos and worksheets looking at good experimental design, with a focus on validity, repeatabilit…


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