Writing and Reading a Story

Story book

Instead of describing investigative work, children can take what they have understood and make a story from it. Imaginative stories can help children explore their ideas in science and also help you to assess their understanding

They can invent characters to explain the science they have done in the classroom, like telling the story of a water particle travelling in a power station, or the story of a bead of plastic being made into a toy.

Children can read each other's stories and then discuss what they have understood about the science involved.

The only constraint on the stories is that the science needs to be real - no magic allowed!