Work Sample : Jessie

Activity : Investigating the distance travelled by toy cars

    Investigating the distance travelled by toy cars - Jessie : Grade Commentary

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Jessie has demonstrated a basic knowledge and understating of the content. Jessie was able to answer questions based on the findings after conducting the investigation. Predictions were made as to the possible results, but no reasons were provided. The diagram drawn by Jessie is simple and lacks distinguishing features such as the size of the wheels. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard.

Grade D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited 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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