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Science assessment objectives

Grade
1

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding

I can label basic structures


I can identify basic equipment

I can re-call basic scientific


keywords
I can draw and label various pieces
of equipment

I can state basic definitions for


scientific processes
I can use selected equipment safely

I can describe scientific words in a


sentence and give simple
descriptions of processes
I can carry out a practical safely and
complete a given results table
I can describe scientific processes in
detail and can use my scientific
knowledge to select appropriate
answers to questions
I can recognise the basic risks in a
practical and carry out practical work
and record data precisely
I can explain how scientific
processes work using some
keywords and use my scientific
knowledge to explain models and
theories
I can draw a graph when given a set
of axis and scale

AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding

AO3: Analyse information and ideas

I can describe the function of labelled


structures
I can describe the uses of a selection of
scientific equipment
I can use basic scientific keywords in
the correct way
I can use a selection of equipment
safely

I can use basic scientific definitions for


scientific processes in the correct
context
I can follow a given procedure without
help
I can use my scientific knowledge to
explain new information
In an experiment I can design my own
results table

I can use my scientific understanding to


develop key points to explain scientific
theories
I can design my own basic risk
assessment and select and use
equipment based on precision

I can use my scientific knowledge and


apply it to new models or theories
I can collect data and select my own
axis and scale and draw a graph

I can use simple equations when


given appropriate data
I can make basic comment about
the effectiveness of a method
I can use given data to describe a
trend
I can write a basic conclusion
based on results from an
experiment
I can extract data relevant to a
particular context from information
given
I can use a graph to extract
information
I can translate data from one form
to another and carry out simple
calculations
I can recognise patterns in a graph
I can translate complex data from
one form to another and carry out
complex calculations
I can make general comments on
the accuracy and repeatability of
data
I can rearrange equations and use
more than one equation in
calculating an answer
Use data from a graph to calculate
a factor when selecting the
appropriate equation

I can explain scientific processes in


detail using keywords and use my
knowledge to explain why some
models/theories are more suitable
than others
I can select equipment, when given
choices, and follow a given
procedure to produce high quality
results that explain a scientific
process
I can explain simple scientific
phenomenon in detail and use
scientific knowledge as evidence in
an argument
I can justify the selection of
particular equipment, when given a
procedure, considering the accuracy
and precision of equipment, carry
the practical out safely and
accurately, to produce high quality
results
I can explain complex scientific
phenomenon in detail and use
scientific knowledge as evidence in
an argument or to justify an answer
or opinion
I can justify the selection of
particular equipment and
procedures, considering the
accuracy and precision of
equipment, carry the practical out
safely and accurately, to produce
high quality results and offer
alternative choices of
equipment/procedures to
improve/adjust results

I can select a suitable model/theory that


best describes a scientific phenomenon
I can carry out preliminary work to
select the most suitable factor to
investigate to produce high quality
results

I can explain the arguments for and


against a scientific issue, explain the
confidence level I place on the
information and make an overall
conclusion
I can plan to carry out a practical,
selecting particular equipment,
considering the accuracy and precision
of equipment, carry the practical out
safely and accurately, to produce high
quality results
I can apply a complex equation to a
scientific problem and use the result to
explain a phenomenon. I can apply my
knowledge to a range of different
situations and explain the theoretical
uncertainties and ethical considerations
that may apply
I can plan and carry out a practical
independently, justifying the choice of
equipment and method, in terms of
precision and accuracy. I can collect
data of high quality, taking into account
any outliers, and represent the data in
an appropriate graph with error bars

Make decisions based on the


evaluation of evidence and
arguments
Review an experimental
hypothesis and use scientific
knowledge to explain how
experimental data proves or
disproves the hypothesis
Explain every day and
technological applications of
Science and evaluate associated
personal, social, economic and
environmental implications
Recognise and evaluate the
variability and unreliability in
experimental data

Recognise that the pursuit of


Sciences is subject to practical
constraints, theoretical
uncertainties and ethical
considerations
Evaluate qualitative and
quantitative data acquired through
practical work, the design of
experiments and experimental
observations, draw conclusions
and suggest improvements where
appropriate