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Junior Activity Week 
The practical investigation will assess your ability to plan, carry out and write up a practical investigation.  You will be expected to be familiar with the correct terminology used in biological investigations: Aim, hypothesis ,independent variable, dependent variable, controlled variable, method, data, processed data, conclusion, trend, reliability, validity, discussion, evaluation.
The purpose of your investigation must be measurable.
only one variable can be changed while as many other variables must be controlled.  The range of your independent variable must be valid.  Sufficient trials need to be undertaken to make your data reliable.
Data must be displayed correctly in a result table with headings and units.
Data is processed by averaging and or graphing.
What are the rules of graphing?
What does your graph show - the trend?
What did you do to make sure your data was valid?
What is your conclusion?
Is your conclusion valid?
What were your sources of error?
Did you eliminate or minimise any sources of error?
What does reliability mean?
What does validity mean?
What are the science especially biology ideas involved in your investigation?
Compare your results to other findings - other scientists or other results obtained by peers
Have you revised your work so that you can discuss your findings in terms of the biology involved?
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