Science Explorers

Ages 7-11 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

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Mission 2: Get Training!

Science Explorer training

Top tips guide
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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!

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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?' poster

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Observing

Obtaining and presenting evidence - activity sheet

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Seeing patterns

Litter survey worksheet

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Grouping and classifying

Rock information cards

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Grouping rocks worksheet

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Fair tests and comparisons

Fair test activity sheet

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Mission 4:
Report back to base

Creative ideas for presenting

Creative ideas for presenting activity sheet

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Evolution and inheritance

Evolution and inheritance video

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Congratulatory film

Congratulatory film video

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