Reflecting on results

Collecting the results can often seem like the end of the investigation, but making time to discuss and reflect on results is a key part of science.  The ‘Review’ part of scientific enquiry includes interpreting results, drawing conclusions and evaluating.

For example, after collecting and presenting results in a pattern seeking investigation on growth, pupils were asked to consider what their results showed. This helped them to consider unexpected patterns in their results and individual variation, finding for instance that some 9 year olds may have longer forearms than 10 year olds.

St Augustine’s Catholic Academy, Stoke on Trent