A worksheet used to check the students’ knowledge of working scientifically.
The educational worksheet covers:
- identifying investigable questions
- making predictions based on prior knowledge
- using equipment safely
- making and recording accurate observations
- organising data in tables and graphs
- identifying patterns in data
- suggesting explanations for observations
- comparing findings with predictions
- giving reasons for fair/unfair tests
- communicating observations and findings.
An answer sheet has been included with a guide for student answers.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Australian Curriculum alignment
With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge
With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment
Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately
Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends
Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not
Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations
Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings
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