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Science Targets

Working scientifically
I can plan different types of scientific enquiry.
I can control variables in an enquiry.
I can measure accurately and precisely using a range of equipment. 
I can record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs. 
I can use the outcome of test results to make predictions and set up a further comparative fair test.
I can report findings from enquiries in a range of ways.
I can explain a conclusion from an enquiry.
I can explain causal relationships in an enquiry.
I can relate the outcome from an enquiry to scientific knowledge in order to state whether evidence supports or refutes an argument or theory. 
I can read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary accurately. 
Living things and their habitats 
I can classify living things into broad groups according to observable characteristics and based on similarities & differences. 
I can describe how living things have been classified.
I can give reasons for classifying plants and animals in a specific way. 
Animals, including humans 
I can identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system. 
I can describe the function of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
I can discuss the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and life style on health.
I can describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported in animals, including humans. 
Evolution and inheritance 
I can describe how the earth and living things have changed over time.
I can explain how fossils can be used to find out about the past.
I can explain about reproduction and offspring (recognising that offspring normally vary and are not identical to their parents).
I can explain how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment.
I can link adaptation over time to evolution. 
I can explain evolution. 



I can explain how light travels.

I can explain and demonstrate how we see objects.

I can explain why shadows have the same shape as the object that casts them.

I can explain how simple optical instruments work, e.g. periscope, telescope, binoculars, mirror, magnifying glass etc.


I can explain how the number and voltage of cells in a circuit links to the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer.

I can compare and give reasons for why components work and do not work in a circuit.

I can draw circuit diagrams using the correct symbols.