Sciences | Planet Earth | Space
I have experienced the wonder of looking at the vastness of the sky, and can recognise the sun, moon and stars and link them to daily patterns of life.
By safely observing and recording the sun and moon at various times, I can describe their patterns of movement and changes over time. I can relate these to the length of a day, a month and a year.
By observing and researching features of our solar system, I can use simple models to communicate my understanding of size, scale, time and relative motion within it.
By using my knowledge of our solar system and the basic needs of living things, I can produce a reasoned argument on the likelihood of life existing elsewhere in the universe.
By researching developments used to observe or explore space, I can illustrate how our knowledge of the universe has evolved over time.
Sciences | Topical | Sciences
I can talk about science stories to develop my understanding of science and the world around me.
I have contributed to discussions of current scientific news items to help develop my awareness of science.
Through research and discussion, I have an appreciation of the contribution that individuals are making to scientific discovery and invention and the impact this has made on society.
I have collaborated with others to find and present information on how scientists from Scotland and beyond have contributed to innovative research and development.
I have researched new developments in science and can explain how their current or future applications might impact on modern life.
Having selected scientific themes of topical interest, I can critically analyse the issues, and use relevant information to develop an informed argument.