Formative assessment shall help to promote learning and develop competence in the subject. The pupils demonstrate and develop competence in natural science in Years 3 and 4 when they use relevant natural-science terminology to describe and explain observations and natural-science phenomena. The pupils also develop natural science competence when they structure, compare and make their own natural-science questions and hypotheses, and when they explore these through play, practical work and other methods. They also demonstrate and develop competence when they reflect on findings and observations.
The teacher shall facilitate for pupil participation and stimulate their desire to learn by facilitating for varied, practical and exploratory ways of working in nature and in other learning arenas. The teacher and pupils shall engage in dialogue about their development in natural science. The pupils shall be given the opportunity to explore and experiment. With the competence the pupils have demonstrated as the starting point, they shall be given the opportunity to express what they believe they have achieved and what they believe they have improved on. The teacher shall provide guidance on further learning and adapt the teaching to enable the pupils to use the guidance to develop their competence in natural science.