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Year 4 become independent investigators

Year 4 become independent investigators

After learning all about the human skeletal system and its functions, Year Four had the opportunity to develop an experiment of their own linked to bone length. The children worked in groups to devise a scientific question they would like to answer, such as: “Does the length of your femur affect how fast you can run?”, or: “Does a larger skull circumference affect your sight?” Planning the method and equipment needed was a collaborative effort. The children then shared their results as a class - in many cases, we found there was no link where we expected there to be one. This led to a super discussion about other factors which could influence the results of the experiments and the groups then thought about what they could change next time.

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