Investigation planning sheet

Planning and responses table to complete.

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Enter your answer in the ‘response’ column.

Planning Response

Testable question

Independent variables

· What is changed?

· How will it be changed?

Dependent variables

· What changes as a result of/in response to the independent variable?

· How will it be measured

Controlled variables

· What has to be kept the same?




Estimated time to complete

What data will be collected?

· How will the data be collected?

· How will you record your data?

Risks and safety issues?

How will safety issues be managed?

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Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Science Biology Stage 6 Syllabus© NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2021.

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