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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Pounamu Atawhai Science Matrix

Criteria I have mastered are YELLOW.
Criteria I have not mastered are GREEN.
I am working at the level which is mostly YELLOW with some GREENS.

Inquiry Skill - WALT Use Fair Testing to gather data and evidence
Novice
Apprentice
Practitioner
Expert
On my own I can...
On my own I can...
  • organise and run a test to gather the data I need
On my own I can...
  • come up with a theory or question to investigate
  • decide what data I need to collect
  • organise and run a test
  • clearly explain the process I used
  • decide if the test was fair or not and justify using evidence
  • organise the data as evidence to prove or disprove a theory
On my own I can…
  • come up with a theory or question to investigate
  • plan, organise and run a fair test to gather the data I need
  • clearly explain the process I used in detail
  • think critically about the quality of my process/test
  • organise and interpret the data from the test
  • think critically about the quality of the data I collected
  • use my test data to prove or disprove a theory
With help I can...
  • plan and run a test
  • decide if the test is fair
  • explain the steps of a process
  • organise the data gathered
  • use the data as evidence to prove or disprove a theory

With help I can...
  • decide what data I need to collect
  • plan a test to collect the right data
  • decide if the test is fair
  • explain the steps of the process
  • organise the data gathered
  • use the data as evidence to prove or disprove a theory
With help I can...
  • plan a test/process to gather the data I need
  • think critically about my process
  • think critically about the quality of the data I have gathered


With help I can...




Key Competency - WALT Use language, symbols and text to communicate our learning
Novice
Apprentice
Practitioner
Expert
On my own I can...


On my own I can...
  • explain a scientific process in the correct order
  • have a go at organising my ideas so I can communicate my learning to an audience
On my own I can...
  • explain a scientific process in order, in detail, using an appropriate media or tool
  • communicate my learning clearly to an audience
On my own I can...
  • choose an appropriate communication tool to explain a detailed scientific process
  • choose appropriate communication tools to communicate my learning to others
  • communicate my learning in a way that is accurate and interesting for the audience
With help I can...
  • explain a scientific process in the correct order
  • communicate my learning in an easy to understand format
With help I can...
  • decide what communication media or tool is best to use
  • find out if I have communicated my learning in a way that is interesting and easy to understand
With help I can...
  • decide what media/tool is appropriate
  • make sure my message to the audience is accurate, interesting and easy to understand

With help I can...



Knowledge - We are learning about physical and chemical changes and fair testing
Novice
Apprentice
Practitioner
Expert
On my own I can…

On my own I can…
  • explain the difference between a physical and chemical change
  • define what a fair test is
  • come up with further questions to investigate
On my own I can…
  • explain the difference between a physical change and chemical change using real life examples
  • define what a fair test is and give examples
  • justify why a test is fair or not
  • come up with further questions to investigate
On my own I can…
  • explain the difference between a physical change and chemical change using real life examples
  • define what a fair test is and give examples
  • explain clearly why fair testing is important
  • justify why a test is fair or not and predict problems that would arise from unfair testing
  • come up with further questions to investigate
  • choose and use appropriate research tools and skills to help me answer my questions or triangulate my data
With help I can…
  • define a physical change
  • define a chemical change
  • define what a ‘fair test’ is


With help I can…
  • justify why a test is fair or not fair
  • find/check the answers to my questions using research
With help I can…
  • explain the importance of fair testing
  • use appropriate research tools and skills to help me answer my questions

With help I can…




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