Use, utilise or employ in a particular situation.
The application of science and technology to living organisms, as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for human purposes.
Conveys knowledge and/or understandings to others.
The plural of datum; the measurement of an attribute, for example, the volume of gas or the type of rubber. This does not necessarily mean a single measurement: it may be the result of averaging several repeated measurements. Data may be quantitative or qualitative and be from primary or secondary sources.
Give a practical exhibition as an explanation.
Give an account of characteristics or features.
Plan and evaluate the construction of a product or process.
In history: to construct, elaborate or expand.
In English: begin to build an opinion or idea.
Provide a detailed examination and substantiated judgement concerning the merit, significance or value of something.
In science, evidence is data that is considered reliable and valid and which can be used to support a particular idea, conclusion or decision. Evidence gives weight or value to data by considering its credibility, acceptance, bias, status, appropriateness and reasonableness.
Provide additional information that demonstrates understanding of reasoning and/or application.
Previously encountered in prior learning activities.
The categories into which texts are grouped; genre distinguishes texts on the basis of their subject matter, form and structure (for example, scientific reports, field guides, explanations, procedures, biographies, media articles, persuasive texts, narratives).
A tentative explanation for an observed phenomenon, expressed as a precise and unambiguous statement that can be supported or refuted by experiment.
Establish or indicate who or what someone or something is.
A scientific process of answering a question, exploring an idea or solving a problem that requires activities such as planning a course of action, collecting data, interpreting data, reaching a conclusion and communicating these activities. Investigations can include observation, research, field work, laboratory experimentation and manipulation of simulations.
The various processes of communication – listening, speaking, reading/viewing and writing/creating.
A representation that describes, simplifies, clarifies or provides an explanation of the workings, structure or relationships within an object, system or idea.
Reasoned argument/conclusion: one that is sound, well-grounded, considered and thought out.
A verbal, visual, physical or mathematical demonstration of understanding of a science concept or concepts. A concept can be represented in a range of ways and using multiple modes.
Copy or make close imitation.
Choose in preference to another or others.
Work out a correct solution to a problem.
Combine elements (information/ideas/components) into a coherent whole.
A group of interacting objects, materials or processes that form an integrated whole. Systems can be open or closed.
Perceive what is meant, grasp an idea, and to be thoroughly familiar with.
Not previously encountered in prior learning activities.
The extent to which tests measure what was intended; the extent to which data, inferences and actions produced from tests and other processes are accurate.