Work Sample : Indra

Activity : Investigating the human machine

    Investigating the human machine - Indra : Grade Commentary

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Indra has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in conducting a scientific investigation. A question to be tested has been identified and a fair test has been designed. A prediction has been made but not justified. Data has been collected and recorded using a table but the measurements could be more effectively communicated. Indra has analysed the results and drawn a conclusion based on simple reasoning. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard at the end of Stage 2.

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 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.
  • The Natural Environment
    Students identify and describe structures and functions in living things and how they interact with each other and their environment. They identify various forms and sources of energy and identify ways in which energy causes change. Students identify features of the solar system and describe interactions that affect conditions on Earth. They describe how the properties of materials affect their use.
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