Year 5 (Grades 9 & 10) - Criterion B: Inquiring and designing Maximum: 8




Level Descriptor
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
ii. outline a testable hypothesis
iii. outline the variables
iv. design a method, with limited success.
3-4
i. outline a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
ii. formulate a testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning
iii. outline how to manipulate the variables, and outline how relevant data will be collected
iv. design a safe method in which he or she selects materials and equipment.
5-6
i. describe a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
ii. formulate and explain a testable hypothesis using scientific reasoning
iii. describe how to manipulate the variables, and describe 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
i. explain a problem or question to be tested by a scientific investigation
ii. formulate and explain a testable hypothesis using correct scientific reasoning
iii. explain how to manipulate the variables, and explain 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.