Work Sample : Kerry

Activity : Investigating buoyancy

    Investigating buoyancy - Kerry : Grade Commentary

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Kerry has demonstrated a sound knowledge and understanding of buoyancy as shown through the ability to select and apply strategies to the given situation. Kerry’s predictions were not all accurate, although they were appropriate to the task. Appropriate materials and tools were selected and used for the design. Kerry conducted the test and recorded the results in a statement; but no suggestions for further improvement were made. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Investigating Scientifically
    Students conduct guided investigations by following a series of steps that include questioning, making and testing predictions, collecting and recording data, observing patterns and suggesting possible explanations. They select and safely use a range of equipment, computer-based technology and other resources to investigate and explore.
  • Designing and Making
    Students follow a guided design process to create products, including information products, services and built environments. They draw and model design ideas using accepted methods and practices. They select and safely use a range of equipment, computer-based technology and other resources when designing and making.
  • The Made Environment
    Students identify the difference between natural and built environments and model built environments designed to suit the needs of users. They communicate messages using a variety of media and technologies. Students describe and apply production processes using a range of materials and techniques to grow, make or process products.
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