Internal Assessment Preparation Activity on Experimental Error
This activity is designed to help students determine, distinguish between and process correctly the different types of experimental error they will encounter when sampling, collecting, recording and processing data for their Internal Assessment (IA).
There are a variety of sources of errors that can occur when recording instrument readings contributing to uncertainties in processing data and resulting in drawing unreliable conclusions. These are defined either as human or experimental errors. Both need to be accounted for (measured) to help students determine the accuracy and reliability of your results.
Document length: 16 pages
Duration: 1 - 2 lessons
- Background information to help students distinguish and assess the contribution of human and instrument error using data examples specifically from this course.
- Worksheet exercise
- Teacher notes (on duration, preparation, resources and considerations)
- Answers to worksheet exercise