Presentation on theme: "Developing Science Skills. Preparing for Tasks Level DLevel ELevel F individually or in small groups will identify two or three questions to investigate."— Presentation transcript:
Preparing for Tasks Level DLevel ELevel F individually or in small groups will identify two or three questions to investigate individually or in small groups will identify a number of key questions to investigate individually or in small groups will formulate a reasonable hypothesis about the outcomes of an investigation should identify and select appropriate sources of information, evidence and resources or equipment and be able to give reasons for their planning decisions should decide on appropriate strategies sources of information, evidence and resources or equipment to carry out a fair investigation should be able to decide appropriate strategies sources of information, evidence and resources or equipment to investigate the hypothesis with due attention given to fair testing should now be able to plan a fair test should now be able to plan a valid and reliable test for a given hypothesis planning should include finding out how one variable is dependent on another
Carrying Out Tasks Level DLevel ELevel F should select and use appropriate equipment and techniques to collect information should select and use a range of equipment and standard techniques. measurements should involve them in estimating and measuring accurately distance, time, weight, area,volume, temperature in small and large standard units selecting appropriate units and measuring device. measurements should involve them in estimating and measuring accurately to scale where appropriate. should be able to select, given a range of options, an appropriate way of recording findings………………. should be able to select, given a range of options, and use (without assistance) an appropriate way of recording findings……………. should be able to select and use without assistance an appropriate way of recording findings………
Carrying Out Tasks Level DLevel ELevel F labelled and annotated sketches constructing spreadsheet tables, databases, pie charts, line graphs and bar charts (providing own headings and axes), making an annotated sequence of photographs or illustrations. constructing graphs and bar charts (defining own headings and axes), drawing diagrams using conventional symbols and writing notes and summaries (using own headings). ways of recording can now be extended to include a record of investigations in sequential stages or event in summary form such as notes and diagrams: organising notes,data and materials for future retrieval by others e.g. database,filing system Range of recording options
Reporting and Reviewing Level DLevel ELevel F provide explanations for outcomes should now establish link between the results and original hypothesis can give an illustrated report, organised in appropriate sequence with appropriate illustrations should be able to write a systematic and structured report outlining the stages in their investigation using appropriate illustrations and scientific vocabulary should be able to reflect critically on the approach used and identify shortcomings should be able to reflect critically on the approach used and identify shortcomings/limitations and suggest improvements that could be made should be able to evaluate a range of aspects of the investigation including reliability and relevance
Reporting Structure (B and C) What we thought might happen Prediction What we did method What we want to find out aim What we need apparatus and materials What we noted or measured results From what we saw or measured we found out conclusion (link to prediction)
Critical Reflection How can I improve my experiment ? What is wrong with my experiment? What do my results mean? Do I need to plan further tests? How can I check my findings?
Managing Investigation Differentiation by outcome. Pupils show increasing independence in investigating appropriate use of scientific language awareness of accuracy, validity and reliability sophistication in reflecting confidence in carrying out extended investigation