Biology Essay

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HSC BIOLOGY assessment task 1 notification Date issued: 1 November 2012 Date of Assessment Task: Thursday November 22 (Mrs Smyth’s Class) and Friday November 23 (Mr Boon and Mr Davis classes) Time: In your regular biology class on Thursday or Friday as Above Weighting: 15% made up of 5% Skills and planning investigation 10% Skills in communicating information, problem solving and scientific thinking. Task description Type of Task: First Hand Investigation You will be asked to perform an experiment in a group of three and answer questions based on your results and other experimental data provided. This task will require you to analyse, process and present information based on the practical experiences you have had to date. Outcomes Assessed: H11. justifies the appropriateness of a particular investigation plan H12. evaluates ways in which accuracy and reliability could be improved in investigations H13. uses terminology and reporting styles appropriately and successfully to communicate information and understanding H14. assesses the validity of conclusions from gathered data and information To prepare for this assessment task: Revise all practical experiences for 9.2 Maintaining a Balance. Be sure you understand the theory relating to the first hand investigations you have performed. Review Biology Skills 9.1 (pages 36 to 38 of the Syllabus), particularly the detail relating to the outcomes H11 to H14 ------------------------------------------------- HSC BIOLOGY assessment task 1 notification Date issued: 1 November 2012 Date of Assessment Task: Thursday November 22 (Mrs Smyth’s Class) and Friday November 23 (Mr Boon and Mr Davis classes) Time: In your regular biology class on Thursday or Friday as Above Weighting: 15% made up of 5% Skills and planning investigation 10% Skills in communicating information, problem

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