Should you pour the milk now, or after you come back? Or does it make no difference? Would like to add the milk into coffee after I come back. Because the hot coffee without milk will cool longer than the warm coffee with milk. Aim: To find out the relationship between the time at which the milk is added, and the final temperature of the coffee/milk mixture. Every minute the coffee was getting cooler (milk was getting warmer until the room temperature), but when we added the milk into coffee it started to cool more faster.
Also we use only one thermometer in short time, after hot coffee we measured the temperature of the milk promptly, maybe this can changed results. To solve these problems we should use woo metal rods and two thermometers. Make sure you read and follow the checklist!!!!! Design Design I Complete /2 | Partial/ 1 | Not at all 10 | Aspect 1 | Define problem and select variables I Formulates a research question and identifies the relevant variables. I Formulates a research question that is incomplete or identifies only some relevant variables.
I Does not identify research question AND does not identify any relevant variables. I Marking Checklist: Research Question (ARQ) or Aim clearly stated I I ARQ/Aim includes Independent Variable (IV)and Dependent Variable (DVD) I erectly identified with units/ range I DVD correctly identified with units I Prediction is quantitative I A sketch graph is included, with explanation I Prediction is explained using scientific theory I I Aspect 2 | Controlling variables I Designs a method for the effective control of the variables..
I Designs a method that makes some attempt to control the variables. I Designs a method that does not control the variables. I Marking Checklist Method to manipulate IV, including specific details of range or increments I Method for recording results, including units I Diagram of equipment or experimental set-up I Controlled variables presented as a table: * List all variables to be controlled each variable: I I How could it impact the results? I Exactly how will it be controlled?
I I Design I Complete 12 | Partial/ 1 | Not at all 10 | Aspect 3 | Developing a method for the collection of data I Develops a method that allows for the collection of sufficient, relevant data I Develops a method that allows for the collection of insufficient, relevant data I Develops a method that does not allow for any relevant data to be collected I How will your results be presented? I Does your plan address the research question? I Do you have a minimum of 5 different values for the independent variable?
I Do you have sufficient repeats at each value to ensure reliability? I I Is your method clearly presented and can it be easily followed by others? I I Have you addressed safety? I I Data Collection and Processing DC I Complete 121 Partial/ 1 | Not at all/O I Aspect 1 | Recording raw data Records appropriate data including units. I Records appropriate data but with some mistakes or omissions. I Does not record any appropriate raw data OR raw data is incomprehensible.
Raw data clearly distinguished from processed data (possibly separate table) I Units of IV and DVD present and correctly I All data are recorded correctly and honestly I Decimal points consistent throughout I Decimal points consistent with precision of the measuring equipment DC I Complete 121 Partial/ 1 | Not at all 10 | Aspect 2 | Processing raw data I Processes the raw data correctly. I Processes raw data, but with some mistakes and/ or omissions. I No processing of raw data is carried out OR major mistakes are made in processing. I Calculations to determine DVD carried out, if necessary I
RSI I Mathematics correctly applied Worked example calculations given I I Calculations address Processed data (and decimal places) consistent with precision of recorded data I Data Collection and Processing Complete 12 | Partial/ 1 | Not at all /O I Aspect 3 | Presenting processed data Presents processed data appropriately I Presents processed data appropriately but with some mistakes or omissions Presents processed data inappropriately or incomprehensibly I Does your graph have an informative title? I Is it an appropriate size with suitable scales? I Are the axes labeled with S. L. Iatric units? I Are all the points accurately plotted? Does it have a suitable line of best fit? Conclusion and evaluation ICE Complete 121 Partial/ 1 | Not at all 10 | Aspect 1 | Concluding I States a conclusion, with justification, based on a reasonable interpretation of the data States a conclusion based on a reasonable interpretation of the data States no conclusion or the conclusion is based on an unreasonable interpretation of the data I Have you stated the patterns or trends in your data with reference to your graph? I I Have you offered a scientific explanation of your results?
Comparisons, if appropriate, are made I Data related to prediction or ARQ – to what extent to they agree/ disagree? I Appropriate language used “Supports my prediction” (not ‘proves’ or ‘is correct’) I I Suggestions for further investigation stated I ICE Complete /21 Partial/ 1 | Not at all 10 | Aspect 2 | Evaluating procedures I Evaluates weaknesses and limitations. I Identifies some weaknesses and limitations, but the evaluation is weak or missing. I Identifies irrelevant weaknesses and limitations. I Analysis of reliability of results: I I Are data sufficient to address the ARQ?
I Was the range of the IV appropriate? Identify & Explain anomalous data points I Refer to data I Some attempt to evaluate measurement/ instrument errors, systematic error problems with the method) in terms of: I I Possible effect on data I The validity of the conclusion I Time management or human error may be mentioned, though these are not scientific errors – they should be eliminated with good practical skills. The focus here should be on the investigation. List your errors and limitations in order; state the most significant error or limitation first!