Γυμνάσιο Κολλεγίου Αθηνών

Sciences Criterion B

 

At the end of year 3, students should be able to: 

i. describe a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation 
ii. outline a testable hypothesis and explain it using scientific reasoning 
iii. describe how to manipulate the variables, and describe how data will be collected 
iv. design scientific investigations. 

Achievement level Level descriptor, Year 3
0 The student does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors below.
1–2 The student is able to:
i. state a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation, with limited success
ii. state a testable hypothesis
iii. state the variables
iv. design a method, with limited success.
3–4 The student is able to:
i. state a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
ii. outline a testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning
iii. outline how to manipulate the variables, and state how relevant data will be collected
iv. design a safe method in which he or she selects materials and equipment.
5–6 The student is able to:
i. outline a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
ii. outline and explain a testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning
iii. outline how to manipulate the variables, and outline how sufficient, relevant data will be collected
iv. design a complete and safe method in which he or she selects appropriate materials and equipment.
7–8 The student is able to:
i. describe a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
ii. outline and explain a testable hypothesis using correct scientific reasoning
iii. describe how to manipulate the variables, and describe how sufficient, relevant data will be collected
iv. design a logical, complete and safe method in which he or she selects appropriate materials and equipment.