Science / Year 6 / Science Inquiry Skills / Processing and analysing data and information

Curriculum content descriptions

Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS221)

Elaborations
  • sharing ideas as to whether observations match predictions, and discussing possible reasons for predictions being incorrect
  • discussing the difference between data and evidence
  • referring to evidence when explaining the outcomes of an investigation
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Predictions (Science),  Evidence,  Data analysis,  Reasoning

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