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What is Coursework B?

Coursework B is a project based assessment completed as part of the Junior Cert Science course. 

The concept is quite simple....you can earn up to 25% of your junior science mark before you sit the exam by completing 2 investigations*.  The states exam commission (the folks who write the exam) give you three titles one from each area of science (Chemistry, Biology and Physics) and you pick two. 

* you can do two prescribed investigations (you are given the title) or one investigation were you decide the title yourself (you should discuss this with your teacher before deciding)

What are this years titles?

Biology
Investigate and compare the quantitative effects of changing
(a) concentration of solution,
(b) type of solute used
on the change in mass of a sample of potato placed in distilled water, salt solution and sugar solution.

Chemistry
Investigate and compare the quantitative effects of changing
(a) applied voltage,
(b) concentration of sulfuric acid on the rate of production of either hydrogen or oxygen gas during the electrolysis of acidified water.

Physics
Investigate and compare the quantitative effects of changing
(a) hair colour,
(b) the usage of shampoo or similar commercial hair treatments
on the tensile strength of hair taken from the human head.


Where do I Start?

1. The Independent Variable (what I will change - 1 thing)
2. The Dependent Variable (what I will measure - 1 thing)
3. The controlled Variable (what i will keep the same - as many as you can!)

Writing Up....Help!!!

Part 1 (Introduction)
(i) Statement or problem to be investigated -
This is what you are going to do but in your own words

(ii) Background research undertaken - No doubt you will have to look up a few website and books to find information for your investigation. You may even have to ask your teacher or someone at home for information. This is your background research you will need to give at least 3 pieces of background research.
Make sure for all three you mention where you got the piece of information and what you used it for.

Part 2 (Preparation and Planning)
(i) Variables1. The Independent Variable (what I will change - 1 thing)*
2. The Dependent Variable (what I will measure - 1 thing)*
3. The controlled Variable (what i will keep the same - as many as you can!)

*In an experiment were you have investigate two factors, you would only change one at a time (essentially do two separate investigations and compare the results of both)

(ii)Equipment: Be sure to list every piece of equipment you use, leave nothing out!

(iii)Tasks: This is the list of jobs that need to be done, here are a few examples..
I will juice and filter the juice from 3 types of fruit
I will measure out equal amounts of each type of juice.
I will make sure all of the juices are at the same temperature before I start the experiment
and so on you should have at least 5 or 6 of these.

Part 3 (Procedures, apparatus etc.)
(i) Safety - don't just say I wore safety glasses say why! For example I wore safety glasses and a labcoat becuse acids are corrosive. (you need at least two safety precautions)

(ii + iii) Procedure with diagram - The best advice I can give is to write it like a recipe if a person cannot copy the experiment using what you have written its no good and you need to do it again

(iv) Data and observations -Decide what results you are going to take and when you are going to take them before the experiment. 
Make up a data table before you start your experiment so you can record your measurements assoon as you observe them. This will ensure that you are consistent in the way that you record your results and it will also make it easier to analyse 

Measurements should be clearly laid out in a graph and/or table form.   

If your experiment involves any colour changes this is where you mention it.  Was there anything else you noticed when doing the experiment whatever it is no matter how small, include it. 
Other observations to note include
· Did you encounter any problems with the experimental method?
· Did you notice any interesting patterns happening?
                                                         
Part 4 (Analysis)
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT BIT

(i) Calculations and Data Analysis - Make sure you outline any calculations or formulae that you used.
Some useful sentence starters in this section are:
· I can see from my results that …………………………..
· When I changed …........., ………………….. changed by…………
· From the graph I can see that ……………………………….

(ii) Conclusion and Evaluation of resultAnswer some of the following questions in your written report.
· Do your results answer the question you were asking at the start?
· Were the results what you were expecting?
· Is there a trend in your results or did anything unusual happen?
· If you got an unusual result why do you think this happened?
· If you drew a graph did you get a straight line or a curve – what does this show?

Part 5 (comments)
(i) Refinements, extensions and sources of error
· Do your results answer the what you were trying to find out
· Were you surprised by these results
· Was there anything that might have affected your results.
· Are there any changes you would make if you could do the experiment again.
· Is there any way of making it more accurate.
· Does your investigation have any real life applications.
· Could you develop your experiment further, how?

Resources that may be of help...more to follow

jc_2014_science_reporting_booklet_set.pdf
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Planning your experiment
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how_to_write_up_your_couse_work_b.docx
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Read up on variables

want to learn more about variables
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