ESS 2.1 - Practical Investigation


Internally assessed, 4 Credits
The AS statement says:
A practical Earth and Space Science investigation involves:
• a statement of purpose arising from a scientific context
• developing a method that describes:
- the range for key variables
- how key variables are measured
- the management of other variables
- the reliable collection of raw data
• collecting of raw data consistent with the method
• recording and processing of raw data relevant to the purpose
• interpreting the processed data to draw a conclusion related to the purpose of the investigation
• describing the Earth and Space Science related to the investigation
• reporting on the investigation.

An in-depth practical Earth and Space Science investigation is further developed by:
• Confirming the original method or refining the method to increase the validity and reliability of collected data by:
- considering the range for the key variable
- considering measurement of the key variable
- management of other variables
- considering the collection of raw data
• interpreting the processed data to draw a valid conclusion related to the purpose of the investigation
• explaining the Earth and Space Science related to the investigation.

A comprehensive practical Earth and Space Science investigation is further developed by:
• explaining how the method allowed for reliable data to be collected
• explaining in detail the Earth and Space Science related to the investigation


Resources:
Meteor impact activity (not moderated? sent by email from web upload)