The Language of Measurement (9780863574245)
Terminology used in school science investigations.
Designed to help teachers become confident about the special terminology associated with practical investigations, when it should be used, and what specific terms mean. An essential support for preparation for the new GCSE assessments.
A joint project of the Nuffield Foundation and Association for Science Education
The aim of this booklet is to enable teachers, publishers, awarding bodies and others to achieve a common understanding of important terms that arise from practical work in secondary science, consistent with the terminology used by professional scientists.
The booklet is in three parts:
- an introduction giving a rationale for the approach taken
- a glossary of key terms
- investigations illustrating the use of the terms in context.
The investigations include examples from school biology, chemistry and physics. The Language of Measurement is also applicable to evaluating aspects of scientific claims made in the public domain.