5

3

Keywords:

energy

energy transformation

physics concepts

Task: Describe how energy is transformed in three situations. Assessment focus: energy transformation.

5

3

Keywords:

energy

energy transformation

physics concepts

4

0

Keywords:

Life processes

dinosaurs

evidence

fossils

inference

Students are provided with four diagrams of different types of fossils. Students are asked to explain the type of information each of these fossils could provide.

4

0

Keywords:

measurement

physical inquiry

temperature

thermometers

Task: Select the most suitable thermometer to use for different purposes and answer two questions about scale. Assessment focus: making measurements decisions.

5

2

Keywords:

atoms

elements

structure of matter

symbols

Students use the periodic table and their own knowledge to complete the types of atoms present, and total number of atoms present for three compounds.

4

0

Keywords:

equivalent fractions

frequency tables

probability

table interpretation

Students interpret information in a frequency table to answer probability.

5

2

Keywords:

breakeven points

graph interpretation

linear equations

simultaneous equations

Students interpret a line graph of a practical situation.

3

1

Keywords:

equivalent fractions

frequency tables

probability

table interpretation

Students interpret information in a table to answer probability questions.

2

3

Keywords:

Junior Journal 27

School Journal

comprehension

evaluating

inference

main idea

Students are assessed on their ability to identify important information and the main idea of an article about plants. Junior Journal 27, reading age 7.5-8. Text provided.

3

3

Keywords:

2-dimensional shapes

shape properties

Students decide whether shapes rectangles or not and explain their reasoning.

2

1

Keywords:

changes

data gathering

data interpretation

heat

investigation

popcorn

practical

This practical task investigates the effect of temperature on the rate at which corn pops. Students collect data and make a conclusion.

5

3

Keywords:

candles

chemistry and society

melting point

properties

Students decide if a statement is correct and then give a reason for their answer. Assessment focus: Using science ideas to explain a view.

3

4

5

Keywords:

peer assessment

physical properties

plastics

pollution

properties

rubbish

table interpretation

Answer questions about rubbish picked up on a beach, and suggest reasons why plastic is the most common rubbish.

3

2

Keywords:

Earth systems

graph interpretation

pie graphs

water

water use

For this task students are provided with three pie graphs on water. Students are required to interpret these to answer four short answer questions.

5

4

5

Keywords:

distribution

dot plots

work samples

Students compare the overall distribution of two graphs and describe their reasons.

5

1

Keywords:

atoms

compounds

elements

mixtures

structure of matter

vocabulary

Students select the correct written definition of the words element, compound, and mixture.

3

4

7

This is a collection of science tasks across the science capabilities and contextual strands.

3

4

2

This is a collection of science tasks across the science capabilities and contextual strands.

3

4

2

Keywords:

graph interpretation

pie graphs

rubbish

Students interpret information presented in a pie graph to answer questions.

4

1

Keywords:

acute

angles

obtuse

reflex

right angles

straight

Students identify the types of angles made by known landmarks.

4

1

Keywords:

equilateral

isosceles

right angled triangles

right angles

scalene

triangles

Students identify the types of triangles made by everyday objects.

4

0

Keywords:

changes

dissolving

surface area

Students select which type of sugar would dissolve fastest and explain why.

5

0

Keywords:

atoms

elements

structure of matter

symbols

Students are given the formula of two different types of chlorophyll. Students name all the elements present, and how the number of atoms differs between the chlorophylls.

3

1

Keywords:

arachnids

classification

evolution

spiders

Task: identify features of a spider. Assessment focus: classification of spider.