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Assessing IaS 3 Developing explanations

Assessment for Learning Ideas about Science 3 Developing explanations

Neanderthal girlNeanderthal girl by Anthropological Institute, University of Zürich

This exercise deals with developing explanations and is based on some data and ideas about the Neanderthals.

These downloadable files consist of an introduction, questions and mark scheme for each of Foundation and Higher tier. There is also an extract of the OCR specification with a student-speak version and notes showing how it relates to this activity.

The documents are available in pdf and Word formats, so that you can amend the tasks to suit your students.

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Developing explanations: Neanderthals

Neanderthals introduction (96 KB)
Neanderthals introduction (149 KB)

Neanderthals F tier questions (56 KB)
Neanderthals F tier questions (50 KB)

Neanderthals F tier mark scheme (60 KB)
Neanderthals F tier mark scheme (48 KB)

Neanderthals H tier questions (54 KB)
Neanderthals H tier questions (53 KB)

Neanderthals H tier mark scheme (60 KB)
Neanderthals H tier mark scheme (49 KB)

OCR 2006 Specification in student-speak and applied to Neanderthals (53 KB)