State the problem to be solved. Choose a topic (something that interests you from the list provided) (1 Mark)
Do all cereals absorb the same amount of milk?
What sources will you use to help you solve your problem? (1 Mark)
What types of information do you need to research? (1 Mark)
What is it about cereals that causes it to absorb milk (Do all cereals absorb the same amount of milk)
Why are different types of information needed to help you solve your problem?
You need more then one source of information because otherwise it might not be reliable and trust worthy.
Research information on your topic. Use the Internet, books, newspapers or magazines. Highlight important information in each source. Print and attach this information to your IRP. (3 Marks)
Under each source, write a sentence to say what each article is telling you. Don’t forget to include where you found the information. (2 Marks)
Include 2 graphs, flowcharts, tables or diagrams and make a statement about what each tells you. Print and attach this information to your IRP. (3 Marks)
Use the articles that you have collected to write a 100-word summary of what you have found out from your research about your topic. (5 Marks)
Bibliography- include all the sources you used. www.bibme.org can be used to organise your information. (5 Marks) Your information relates to the topic. (1 Mark) TOTAL ____/24 formation relates to the topic. (1 Mark) TOTAL ____/24
Write an aim for your problem. (1 Mark)
To investigate what cereals absorb the most milk using Weet-Bix, Cornflakes and Coco pops.
Write a hypothesis ie: What do you expect to happen as a result of your experiment based on the research you discovered. (1 Mark)
My hypothesis is that Weet-Bix will absorb the most milk because it is vey dry.
Method for your experiment: (needs to be in clear steps, include repetition, include all types of variables, refer to the information on your marking criteria…