Science is a means of discovering and understanding the world around us. It consists of a body of knowledge which attempts to explain phenomena and experiences. It also involves a number of skills and processes by which this knowledge is achieved and applied. Science is also concerned with the development of attitudes concerning scientific activity. Science forms an integral part of our everyday life. It is therefore important for all children to be scientifically literate.
“Children are naturally curious. Science at primary school should nurture this curiosity and allow them to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer those questions.”