3

1

Keywords:

experiments

prediction

probability

table construction

Students predict the outcome of 100 coin tosses, then carry out a test of their prediction, recording their results.

3

1

Keywords:

experiments

prediction

probability

table construction

4

2

Keywords:

acceleration

experiments

fair testing

forces

physical inquiry

self assessment

Task: Predict which of three balls dropped from different heights will squash most, explain why, and design an investigation to test prediction. Assessment focus: acceleration and fair testing.

3

1

Keywords:

Earth systems

erosion

experimental design

experiments

models

rivers

slope

water

This practical task assesses students' ability to design and carry out a fair test on the relationship between slope and rates of erosion.

4

3

Keywords:

experiments

fair testing

insulation

physical inquiry

This practical task requires students to follow an experimental design that investigates various forms of insulation. They are required to gather results, make a conclusion, and identify the variables.

4

2

Keywords:

data interpretation

energy

heat

physical inquiry

temperature

Task: Interpret data from tables. Assessment focus: data interpretation.

5

0

Keywords:

energy

experiments

fair testing

graph construction

heat

physical inquiry

Students are given an outline of an investigation on heat loss from two different shaped objects (a cube and a sphere). They answer questions on variable control, repeat trialling, and they then graph data from this investigation.

5

0

Keywords:

experiments

forces

levers

using physics

Task: Investigate mass required to lift a small rock when changing distance from pivot. Assessment focus: levers.

4

1

Keywords:

experiments

practical

probability

In this practical task, students use a coloured spinner and record the frequency of colours occurring. They then use their findings to record the probability of each event and interpret these.

4

0

Keywords:

experiments

fair games

prediction

probability

Students predict the probability about the product of two dice and test their prediction by conducting an experiment that estimates the probability.

5

1

Keywords:

experiments

long-run relative frequency

prediction

probability

Students count the number of pairs thrown in a series of throws of three dice to evaluate the long-run relative frequency of getting a pair.

4

5

0

Keywords:

experiments

fair games

peer assessment

prediction

probability

Pairs of students play a game with four dice, calculate the probability of winning the game, comment on how to get a more accurate estimate of the probability, and explain whether the game is fair based on their results.

4

0

Keywords:

experiments

fractions

probability

Students interpret a tally chart to answer questions about the proportion and probability of outcomes from a coin toss.

5

0

Keywords:

experiments

frequency tables

prediction

probability

Students throw two dice, add the numbers together, construct a tally chart of results, and compare theoretical with observed outcome.

4

5

2

Keywords:

experiments

fair games

predict-observe-explain

prediction

probability

Students predict whether two dice games are fair and give their reasons. They then play each game (investigate) fifty times and explain their results.

5

1

Keywords:

distribution

experiments

prediction

probability

Students throw three coins, and answer questions on frequency, probability, and compare theoretical with observed outcomes.

3

0

Keywords:

experiments

practical

prediction

probability

spinners

table construction

Students construct a spinner and use it to investigate predictions of the probability of outcomes. Findings are recorded in a student designed table.

4

0

Keywords:

experiments

prediction

probability

tally charts

In this practical task, students collect data on the number of people in cars passing the school. They then record this, in a table and use the information to make a prediction.

5

0

Keywords:

distribution

experiments

long-run relative frequency

prediction

probability

Students predict the outcome of throwing five dice and confirm their predictions by conducting an experiment and calculating probabilities. After discussing how to get better estimates, they pool their results with others to get a more accurate estimate of how good their predictions were.