What to investigate next

In this Nursery class activity the teacher encouraged pupils to reflect on their learning and to think about what they could do differently next time if they were to change the investigation. The teacher photographed the pupils carrying out their investigation on Rocket Mice and these were annotated to show the discussion between pupils and teacher.

The teacher asked the pupils ‘if we could do the experiment again what could we change?’ The pupils were able to respond with a variety of answers including using a bigger/smaller milk bottle  or a bigger/smaller mouse , demonstrating they are beginning to understand cause and effect.  Some children also suggested using a real space rocket. 

Link to Y2 Rocket mice lesson plan

Nursery , Marlborough Primary, Cardiff