Making predictions is commonly used in reading to gauge a reader's understanding of a text. Scientists, like readers, also make predictions all the time. This is a process skill that sets children up to learn - instead of simply noticing, they form assumptions based on what they know and deliberately look out for observations to test their predictions.
Here is an example on how you can get your child started on making predictions in science.
Step 1: Fact finding and lay out the facts
On Earth, we are able to do these actions because an invisible force called 'gravity' keeps us on the ground and makes things fall.
In Space, there is very little gravity.
Step 2: Make a prediction
How do astronauts walk and eat in space then?
Step 3: Check your prediction
Conduct an experiment or in this case, visit our Facebook or Instagram profile to find out!