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Activity : Vegetable Production Enterprise - Experimental Design

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Vegetable Production Enterprise - Experimental Design : Additional Information

End of Stage 5 (end of Year 10)


View the Recording Templates for this Activity (Microsoft Word, 66 KB)

Guidelines for marking

The following guidelines for marking show one approach to assigning a value to a student's work. Other approaches may be used that better suit the reporting process of the school. Categories, marks, grades, visual representations or individual comments/notations may all be useful.

Range A student in this range:
9-12

(High)

  • identifies and describes a factor that will limit vegetable production
  • independently proposes an appropriate and sustainable management strategy to reduce the negative impact on plant growth of the identified limiting factor
  • designs an experiment to test this strategy, in accepted experiment format
  • accurately predicts results that reflect the investigation of the identified limiting factor.
5-8

(Satisfactory)

  • identifies and describes a factor that will limit vegetable production
  • proposes an appropriate and sustainable management strategy to reduce the negative impact on plant growth of the identified limiting factor
  • designs an experiment to test this strategy, in experiment format
  • predicts results that reflect the investigation of the identified limiting factor.
1-4

(Progressing)

  • identifies a factor that will limit vegetable production
  • with assistance proposes any strategy to reduce the negative impact on plant growth of a limiting factor
  • designs some form of an experiment to test this strategy
  • attempts predictions that may reflect the investigation of the identified limiting factor.

Feedback

Oral feedback to the student during the design of their experiment will guide them in the use of an appropriate format. Discussion of previous experiments and the analysis of gathered data provides models for the students to draw on in making their predictions of expected results.

Brief written annotations on each report will provide comment on:

  • the appropriateness of the suggested experimental procedure
  • the use of an accepted experimental report format
  • the validity of the predicted results.

Future directions

Students should incorporate any suggestions into the design before undertaking the experiment. The data collected from the experiment may be used to develop skills in data analysis and presentation. A range of computer technologies may be incorporated into future work.

After students undertake their experiment, they should be able to propose improved methodology for future experiments.

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