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NSW Syllabuses

Investigating Science Stage 6 - Year 11 - Working Scientifically Skills Working Scientifically Skills

Questioning and Predicting Year 11

Outcome

A student:

  • INS11/12-1

    develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation

Content

  • Students:
  • develop and evaluate inquiry questions and hypotheses to identify a concept that can be investigated scientifically, involving primary and secondary data l
  • modify questions and hypotheses to reflect new evidence cct

Planning Investigations Year 11

Outcome

A student:

  • INS11/12-2

    designs and evaluates investigations in order to obtain primary and secondary data and information

Content

  • Students:
  • assess risks, consider ethical issues and select appropriate materials and technologies when designing and planning an investigation eupsc
  • justify and evaluate the use of variables and experimental controls to ensure that a valid procedure is developed that allows for the reliable collection of data
  • evaluate and modify an investigation in response to new evidence cct

Conducting Investigations Year 11

Outcome

A student:

  • INS11/12-3

    conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information

Content

  • Students:
  • employ and evaluate safe work practices and manage risks pscwe
  • use appropriate technologies to ensure and evaluate accuracy ictn
  • select and extract information from a wide range of reliable secondary sources and acknowledge them using an accepted referencing style l

Processing Data and Information Year 11

Outcome

A student:

  • INS11/12-4

    selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media

Content

  • Students:
  • select qualitative and quantitative data and information and represent them using a range of formats, digital technologies  and appropriate media ln
  • apply quantitative processes where appropriate n
  • evaluate and improve the quality of data cctn

Analysing Data and Information Year 11

Outcome

A student:

  • INS11/12-5

    analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information

Content

  • Students:
  • derive trends, patterns and relationships in data and information
  • assess error, uncertainty and limitations in data cct
  • assess the relevance, accuracy, validity and reliability of primary and secondary data and suggest improvements to investigations cctn

Problem Solving Year 11

Outcome

A student:

  • INS11/12-6

    solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes

Content

  • Students:
  • use modelling  (including mathematical examples) to explain phenomena, make predictions and solve problems using evidence from primary and secondary sources cct
  • use scientific evidence and critical thinking skills to solve problems cct

Communicating Year 11

Outcome

A student:

  • INS11/12-7

    communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose

Content

  • Students:
  • select and use suitable forms of digital, visual, written and/or oral forms of communication ln
  • select and apply appropriate scientific notations, nomenclature and scientific language to communicate in a variety of contexts ln
  • construct evidence-based arguments and engage in peer feedback to evaluate an argument or conclusion ccdd