Science Explorers

Ages 5-7 Missions

Use the Science Explorer lessons plans alongside these resources to deliver four exciting missions as part of your Science Week

Mission 1: Become a science explorer

Mary Anning's story

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What is a living thing?

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Optional: Class Challenges

If you are short of time or would like greater structure for an investigation, your class could explore one of the questions in the BP Science Explorer Class Challenges

Mission 2: Get Training!

Science Explorer training

Top tips guide
Trigger image sheets
Science Explorer app
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Using the Science Explorer training app, pupils answer riddles to access puzzles testing their science skills. Once they have completed all five puzzles, they can take a selfie with a famous scientist and unlock a Science Explorers Class Challenge!

Mission 3: Begin exploring

The most useful resources for your class will depend on the question they are trying to answer, but may include the following:

What is scientific enquiry?

'What is Scientific Enquiry?'
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Observing

Obtaining and presenting evidence video

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Obtaining and presenting evidence animation

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Measuring Equipment activity sheet

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Seeing patterns

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Fair tests and comparisons

Planning an experiment
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Planning an experiment animation

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My experiment plan activity sheet (easier)

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My experiment plan activity sheet (harder)

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My plant experiment activity sheet (easier)

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My plant experiment activity sheet (harder)

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Mission 4:
Report back to base

What are fossils?

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Creative ideas for presenting

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Congratulatory film

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