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Critical Thinking in Science Year 1


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Spiral bound Critical Thinking in Science (Environmental Literacy) workbook for Y1 (age 6) children.

Lesson1: Tree Cycles

Critical thinking skill development fostered by encouraging the child to observe the various changes that trees endure through the seasons.

Lesson 2: What Happens in a Rainforest?

Critical thinking skill development fostered by encouraging the child to gain an understanding of what happens in a rainforest while also forming their own hypothesis of what should be done about deforestation in the rainforest.

Lesson 3: Climates and Ecosystems

Critical thinking skill development fostered by motivating the child to examine different climates and ecosystems of the world.

UK National Curriculum Standards addressed in these lessons:

Year 1 Science

Working scientifically
During years 1 and 2, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:

• asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

• identifying and classifying

• using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

• gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.


Pupils should be taught to:

• identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.

Seasonal changes

Pupils should be taught to:

• observe changes across the four seasons

• observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.


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