Year 3 science: what your child learns

Year 3 Worksheets and Online Tests

Comprehensive Year 3 Preparatory package targeted towards Maths and Science

Plants

Animals, including humans

  • understanding that animals need nutrition to survive.
  • identifying the function of skeletons and muscles.

Rocks

  • comparing and grouping rocks.
  • investigating fossils.
  • recognising how soil is made.

Light

  • understanding that dark is the absence of light.
  • investigating light reflection from surfaces.
  • looking at how shadows are formed and how they change.

Forces and magnets

  • understanding magnetic attraction and repulsion.
  • determining which materials are magnetic.
  • understanding that magnets have two poles.

In Year 3 science, your child will be encouraged to ask questions about scientific concepts and then carry out experiments to find out the answers. In doing this they will:

  • learn what a ‘fair test’ is.
  • take measurements using a range of equipment.
  • gather and record data.
  • report their findings orally and in writing.

Year 3 Worksheets and Online Tests

Comprehensive Year 3 Preparatory package targeted towards Maths and Science

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