Biology Practical Endorsement Workshop
In order to achieve a pass in your biology practical endorsement workshop, students will need to have met the following expectations:
- Follows written procedures
- a) Correctly follows instructions to carry out the experimental techniques or procedures.
- Applies investigative approaches and methods when using instruments and equipment
- a) Correctly uses appropriate instrumentation, apparatus and materials (including ICT) to carry out investigative activities, experimental techniques and procedures with minimal assistance or prompting.
- b) Carries out techniques or procedures methodically, in sequence and in combination, identifying practical issues and making adjustments when necessary.
- c) Identifies and controls significant quantitative variables where applicable, and plans approaches to take account of variables that cannot readily be controlled.
- d) Selects appropriate equipment and measurement strategies in order to ensure suitably accurate results.
- Safely uses a range of practical equipment and materials
- a) Identifies hazards and assesses risks associated with these hazards when carrying out experimental techniques and procedures in the lab or field.
- b) Uses appropriate safety equipment and approaches to minimise risks with minimal prompting.
- c) Identifies safety issues and makes adjustments when necessary.
- Makes and records observations
- a) Makes accurate observations relevant to the experimental or investigative procedure.
- b) Obtains accurate, precise and sufficient data for experimental and investigative procedures and records this methodically using appropriate units and conventions.
- Researches, references and reports
- a) Uses appropriate software and/or tools to process data, carry out research and report findings.
- b) Sources of information are cited demonstrating that research has taken place, supporting planning and conclusions.