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Re: Answering Science OE questions techniques

Postby Jennifer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:47 pm

I am looking at 2012 Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Prelim exam paper now.

Qn33 (b) is a 2 marks question: Based on the results, explain how chewing of food helps in digestion.

Qn40 (b) is a 2 marks question: When a mass of 350g was placed on Bridge B, the distance d was 5cm. Predict what distance d would be if this mass was dropped 10cm vertically above Bridge B. Explain your answer.

Qn41(a) is a 2 marks question: Explain why the steel paper clip floated in the air as shown in the diagram.

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Re: Answering Science OE questions techniques

Postby Jennifer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:52 pm

Nanyang 2012 prelim paper

Qn 37(b) is a 2 marks question: Explain why laying different number of eggs each time throughout the year is beneficial to the young chicks of the Cactus Wren.

Qn 40(a) is a 2 marks question: Explain how the action of transferring the tea fromone glass cup to another metal cup helps to cool the tea down.

Qn 41 is a 2 marks question: Suggest whether it is better to place the dew bank out in the day or at night. Explain your choice.

Qn 43(b) is a 2 marks question: Explain what Jimmy should do in order to stack the toy up as in figure 3.

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Re: Answering Science OE questions techniques

Postby Jennifer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:56 pm

Many questions are divided into (a) and (b), which total marks could be 3.

The qns that > 2 marks are those with 4 or 6 boxes to fill in.

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Re: Answering Science OE questions techniques

Postby taz » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:59 pm

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Re: Answering Science OE questions techniques

Postby matrix0405 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:21 pm

Why are they making science like Literature, where u need a framework to answer questions? But yet they don standardize/provide a framework for the student to use?

So say a question like this: You touch a cat, will the cat move? Explain your answers.
Is "Yes" enough? or Need "Yes, when you touch the cat, it will move."

Explain your answer:
Is " The cat response to touch" enough ? Or
"Because the cat response to external stimuli" Or
"The cat is a living thing. It response to stimuli".

What is the least to you need to write to get the full mark?

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Re: Answering Science OE questions techniques

Postby HAPPYH » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:01 am

matrix0405 wrote:Why are they making science like Literature, where u need a framework to answer questions? But yet they don standardize/provide a framework for the student to use?

So say a question like this: You touch a cat, will the cat move? Explain your answers.
Is "Yes" enough? or Need "Yes, when you touch the cat, it will move."

Explain your answer:
Is " The cat response to touch" enough ? Or
"Because the cat response to external stimuli" Or
"The cat is a living thing. It response to stimuli".

What is the least to you need to write to get the full mark?


For your first question, the answer should be Yes, it will move. For your 2nd qn, all thee answers were acceptable in our school upto P4. Again, I read somewhere that the answering techniques will be more stringent from P5 onwards.

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