Science / Year 3 / Science Inquiry Skills / Evaluating

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Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058)

Elaborations
  • describing experiences of carrying out investigations to the teacher, small group or whole class
  • discussing as a whole class the idea of fairness in testing
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Evaluation,  Experiments

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