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Prep Year Science sample assessment - Germinate

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This sample assessment is based on previous versions of the Australian Curriculum.

Prep: Germinate


Children investigate the germination of seeds and develop understanding of the basic needs of plants in the germination process.


  • plan the investigation with their teacher
  • use their senses to make observations
  • organise their data in an observation diary
  • make a presentation of their findings.

Multimodal: Experimental investigation and observation record


  • Teacher guidelines
  • Task-specific standards: Continua
  • Task-specific standards: Matrix
  • Assessment resource: PowerPoint slides
  • Assessment resource: Subject-specific words
  • Assessment resource: Photo story sample
  • Assessment resource: Investigation set-up
  • Assessment resource: Investigation method
  • Assessment resource: Individual observation record

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Sample student response

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