Love to Investigate – Science Week

Written and tested by our expert in primary science, Dr Fran, this pack of 6 easy to use investigations are based on the whole school topic, worms.

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Recreate Charles Darwin's experiments

Charles Darwin was fascinated by earthworms, spending many hours observing their behaviour and testing their senses and preferences. With the Love to Investigate Science Week pack you too can give your children the opportunity to recreate some of Darwin’s best-loved experiments.

Whole school Science Week activities

Our Love to Investigate whole school Science Week pack is available, priced at only £45. These easy-to-use, complete investigations (one for each year group from year 1 to year 6) are based on the whole school topic, worms. No specialist equipment or resources are needed so they’re perfect for any last minute Science Week preparations.

Develop investigative skills

Engaging warm-up tasks help children develop the skills they need for working independently on the main practical investigation. We've included a child-friendly, scientific method board into every project for the children to follow, as well as key vocabulary for them to learn, use and remember when working scientifically.

Written and tested by Dr Fran

Love to Investigate is written and tested by Dr Fran Barnes, Cornerstones' expert in primary science. Fran is a molecular and cell biologist with a passion for hands-on, practical science in the classroom. She has taught practical science to all ages and delivered CPD for local authorities and the Yorkshire and Humber Science Learning Centres.

An investigation for each year group

Year 1 – What can worms sense?

A range of simple tests to find which senses worms have.

Year 2 – Where do worms like to live?

A simple investigation to find out if worms have a preference for where they live.

Year 3 – How do worms move?

A great investigation to develop children’s observational skills as they examine how worms move on different textures and overcome different obstacles.

Year 4 – Can worms sense danger?

Worms are faced with numerous challenges in the garden. In this investigation, children test the worms to see how they respond to some of these challenges.

Year 5 – How do worms reproduce?

Fascinating opportunity to find out how worms reproduce… and if you are really lucky get to see some tiny worms hatching.

Year 6 – How many worms are underground?

A competitive ‘worm-charming’ investigation that also develops the children’s classification skills.

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Love to Investigate – full pack

126 scientific investigations that encourage children to be curious, ask questions and explore the world around them.

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