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Work Sample : Casey

Activity : Investigating scientifically

    Investigating scientifically - Casey : Grade Commentary

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Casey has demonstrated a high level of competence in planning and conducting a scientific investigation. A question to be tested has been identified and the test results have been predicted. An appropriate range of equipment has been selected and safely used. Data has been accurately collected and recorded using a table but no quantities have been listed. The results have been analysed and conclusions have been drawn from these. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Investigating Scientifically
    Students independently implement aspects of a scientific investigation, such as observing, questioning, predicting, testing, recording accurate results, analysing data and drawing conclusions. They demonstrate an understanding of a fair test and identify variables. Students select and safely use equipment, computer-based technology and other resources throughout the processes of investigation.
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