Science - Above satisfactory - Year 7
This portfolio of student work shows that the student can describe techniques to separate pure substances from mixtures (WS1, WS2, WS4). The student represents and predicts the effects of unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravity, on motion (WS3). The student analyses how the sustainable use of resources depends on the way they are formed and cycle through Earth systems (WS4). The student classifies and organises diverse organisms based on observable differences (WS5). The student describes situations where scientific knowledge from different science disciplines has been used to solve a real-world problem (WS4, WS7). The student explains possible implications of the solution for different groups in society (WS7).
The student identifies questions that can be investigated scientifically (WS6). The student plans fair experimental methods, identifying variables to be changed and measured (WS1, WS6). The student selects equipment that improves fairness and accuracy (WS6). The student draws on evidence to support their conclusions (WS1, WS4, WS6). The student summarises data (WS1, WS6) from different sources (WS4), describes trends (WS6) and refers to the quality of their data when suggesting improvements to their methods (WS1, WS6). The student communicates their ideas, methods and findings using scientific language and appropriate representations (WS1, WS2, WS3, WS4, WS5, WS6, WS7).