Activity: Creating a research proposal

This activity is designed to give students an insight into what it is like to work like real scientists by creating a research proposal.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: 30 minutes

About this resource

  • Resource type: classroom activity
  • Theme: Working scientifically

Learning outcomes

  • students ask questions and develop a line of enquiry based on observations of the real world, alongside prior knowledge and experience
  • students make predictions using scientific knowledge and understanding
  • students select and plan the most appropriate types of scientific enquiries to test predictions, including identifying independent, dependent and control variables, where appropriate
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