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Science Enquiry Types


Science Enquiry gives children the opportunity to use different investigation skills, strategies and techniques throughout their science learning.

Throughout their learning at Waterbeach, the children are able to use a variety of enquiry types in their science work. Any enquiry type could be used to investigate a science topic. Children are not expected to cover each enquiry type within each topic, but more to learn and understand the enquiry types throughout their science learning in school.

There are a number of different ways of describing enquiry types in science, we use the six enquiry types as defined by the Primary Science Teaching Trust: