Flashcards in Command words (Science) Deck (28):
What does calculate mean?
Calculate means that students should use numbers given in the question to work out the answer.
Choose means that you can select something from a range of alternatives.
Compare means that this requires the student to describe the similarities and/ or differences between things, not just write about one.
Give me the definition of Complete.
Complete means answers should be written in the space provided, for example on a diagram, in spaces, in a sentence, or in a table.
Define means specify the meaning of something.
What does describe mean?
Describe means that students may be asked to recall some facts, events or process in an accurate way.
Design means set out how something will be done.
Determine means use given data or information to obtain and answer.
Draw means that you produce, or add to, a digram
Give me the meaning of Estimate.
Estimate means you assign an approximate value.
What does Evaluate mean?
Evaluate means that students should use the information supplied, as well as their knowledge and understanding, to consider evidence for and against.
Explain means that students should make something clear, or state the reasons for something happening.
Give me the definition of Give.
Give means that only a short answer is required, not an explanation or a description.
Identify means name or otherwise characterise.
What does Measure mean?
Measure means find an item of data for a given quantity.
Name means only a short answer is required, not an explanation or description. Often it can be answered with a single word, phrase or sentence.
Plan means write a method.
Give me the meaning of plot
Plot means you mark on a graph using data given
Predict means give a plausible outcome.
Show means provide structured evidence to reach a conclusion
What does Sketch mean?
Sketch means draw approximately.
Suggest is the term used in questions where students need to apply their knowledge and understanding to a new situation.
Use means that the answer must be based on the information given in the question. Unless the information given in the question is used, no marks can be given. In some cases students might be asked to use their own knowledge and understanding.
Write means only a short answer is required, not an explanation or description.
What does Justify mean?
Justify means that you use evidence from the information supplied to support an answer
Define Label mean?
Label means provide appropriate names on a diagram.
What does retention time mean?
Retention time is the time that it takes a component in a mixture to pass through the column during gas chromatography.