Scientific investigations: Getting started
Students choose, design and plan their own investigation (supports AQA Unit 7 and OCR Unit 8).
This resource contains:
- A scientific investigation. Students identify the key features of a scientific investigation - STUDY SHEET
- Choosing an investigation. Students compile a list of possible investigations, then work up a project plan for one of them - STUDY SHEET
- Planning a scientific investigation. Students determine aims, design a ‘fair test’, decide what data they need, carry out a risk assessment and think about ethical issues. Finally they construct an action plan and checklist - STUDY SHEET
- Three factsheets covering data analysis and statistics. Background to statistics, Choosing a statistical test and Using Excel for descriptive statistics - SUPPORT MATERIALS