PMI - Critical/Scientific Thinking
Present the children with the scenarios and get them to respond with what they view to be potential positive, minus and interesting points/ outcomes. The focus should be on children being able to explain their reasoning behind their choices and points. If children are new to using this structure they may need it modelling to them first and/ or being taught initially as a shared activity. When questioning children about their responses or getting them to share their ideas keep an observation record at hand to note down any gems they come out with. Often great science reasoning is lost in terms of evidence as we don't capture pupil talk.
Year 3 PMIs
Year 4 PMIs