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SPACE STATION LEVELLED WORK: HOW SCIENCE WORKS YOUR TASK: Unfortunately, you have lost the written part of the investigation. Your boss needs it by tomorrow or you will lose your job! You must write it up again using the information in the boxes below. You work in a toy factory which has just made a new rocket. It works by using compressed air to force water out of a plastic bottle. Imagine you have filled the rocket with various amounts of water and, using marks at 5 metre intervals on the side of a tall building, estimated how high the rocket flies. You wrote up the investigation for your boss & included a graph, conclusion and evaluation. The results of your experiment are in the table below. To achieve a Level 4 you must: plot a simple graph of the results. describe what happens to the height the rocket flies with different amounts of water in it. To achieve a Level 6 you must: choose a correct scale for the graph. explain how any anomalies might have happened. Give reasons as to how the method could be improved. Use ‘…because…’. Volume of water (cm 3 ) Height of Rocket (m) 01 2005 40028 60030 80040 90045 130040 150030 170020 190010 20004 To achieve a Level 5 you must: draw a graph with correct axes and units describe and explain what happens to the height of the rocket with different amounts of water in it. You must use some numbers from the graph in your answer. look at the graph and identify any volumes of water you want to repeat. make practical suggestions for your improvements and explain them. To achieve a Level 7 you must: draw a line of best fit on your graph. identify any limitations in the evidence and consider whether the results are sufficient to make a valid conclusion.
How Science Works What do I need to do to achieve Level 4? Choose all the equipment you will need Say how you will make it a fair test Identify the Independent variable and the Dependent variable Identify variables to control (keep the same) Draw a simple table of results and a bar chart Interpret data which contain positive and negative numbers Write a conclusion based on the data you have collected using scientific knowledge
How Science Works What do I need to do to achieve Level 5? Recognise hazard symbols and use them to identify simple risks in your investigation and say how you are going to control them Be able to design a method which collects data systematically Draw a line graph and write a scientific conclusion from it Use the correct terminology in table headings, graph axes Suggest ways to improve your investigation
How Science Works What do I need to do to achieve Level 6? Choose equipment which is more precise Decide on your own how to carry out the investigation Explain the need to repeat your results Identify a range of risks in each investigation and take action to control them Draw graphs on your own and choose your own scale Write conclusions, explaining all of the results you collect including data which does not fit your pattern using scientific words Be able to calculate mean and make valid conclusions with the manipulated data Suggest ways to improve your method
How Science Works What do I need to do to achieve Level 7? Plan an investigation using information from a range of sources Identify key factors and be able to explain variables which are not easily controlled Choose the most appropriate method which will allow you to collect reliable data Explain why a risk assessment is needed Draw a Line of Best Fit on a graph Identify limitations in primary and secondary data Use symbols and flow diagrams to communicate their understanding Evaluate the data collected to see if it is sufficient for the conclusions made