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General Description

Investigating science is centre stage of the new science syllabuses. You can create killer depth studies and SRPs. Create a universal rubric, based on syllabus standards, to support students and make consistent judgements about learning.



Science teachers  7-12


Teaching Standards

5.1.2 Proficient Level - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning - Assess student learning:  Develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning,

5.3.2 Proficient Level - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning - Make consistent and comparable judgements:   Understand and participate in assessment moderation activities to support consistent and comparable judgements of student learning,

6.3.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage with colleagues and improve practice:  Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Investigations in the Science Syllabuses

    • Introduction

    • Introduction to Depth Studies

    • Working scientifically

  • 2

    Questioning and predicting

    • What constitutes a hypothesis?

    • Hypothesis and prediction

    • Variables table

    • Pendulum simulation

    • Hypothesis definitions

  • 3

    Conducting investigations

    • Conducting investigations

    • Secondary-sourced investigations

  • 4

    Processing and analysing data and information

    • Processing and analysing data and information

    • Reliability

    • Data analysis and Stage 5 Mathematics

  • 5

    Problem solving

    • Problem solving.pdf

  • 6


    • Communicating

    • Field, tenor mode

  • 7

    Depth studies and student research projects

    • Limiting achievement

    • An assessment framework

    • Depth studies (Session 2).pdf

    • Assessment task and rubric

    • Moderating Exercise: Earth and Environmental Science (Research report)

    • Moderating Exercise: Biology (Research Report)

    • Moderating: Exercise Chemistry (Research Report & Poster)

    • Moderating Exercise: Physics (Research report and Poster)

    • Poster competition

  • 8

    Task critique

    • Assessment validity

    • Final advice - KISS

  • 9

    Course Feedback

    • Reflection

    • Course Feedback

  • 10


    • Resources

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