Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. High quality science teaching at primary level provides children with the foundations needed to understand the world through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Scientists have revealed vast amounts of knowledge about our world by using skills of observation, prediction, investigation and interpretation.
Each child needs to enjoy the experiences associated with science by increasing and developing their knowledge and by starting to use the skills associated with scientific methods of investigation by developing a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Working with others, learning how to persevere and learning how to ask questions are attitudes which encourage work to be carried out in a scientific way. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.