Science / Year 10 / Science Inquiry Skills / Planning and conducting
Content description
Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to systematically and accurately collect and record data
Elaborations
  1. selecting and using probes and data loggers to record information
  2. applying specific skills for the use of scientific instruments
  3. identifying where human error can influence the reliability of data
Code
ACSIS200
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Science / Year 8 / Science Inquiry Skills / Evaluating
Content description
Reflect on the method used to investigate a question or solve a problem, including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identify improvements to the method
Elaborations
  1. suggesting improvements to investigation methods that would improve the accuracy of the data recorded
  2. discussing investigation methods with others to share ideas about the quality of the inquiry process
Code
ACSIS146
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Science / Year 9 / Science Inquiry Skills / Processing and analysing data and information
Content description
Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies
Elaborations
  1. using spreadsheets to present data in tables and graphical forms and to carry out mathematical analyses on data
  2. describing sample properties (such as mean, median, range, large gaps visible on a graph) to predict characteristics of the larger population
  3. designing and constructing appropriate graphs to represent data and analysing graphs for trends and patterns
Code
ACSIS169