Objective of the project work is to enable candidates to acquire knowledgeand skills in chemistry using information and communications technology as well as to develop soft skills �The soft skills are as follows: (a) communication, (b) teamwork, (c) critical thinking and problem solving, (d) flexibility/adaptability, (e) leadership, (f) organising, (g) information communications and technology, (h) moral and ethics.
Summary of Project WorkThroughout First, TOPIC PURPOSESecond and Third Term PROJECT Volumetric To enable students to analysis/ acquire knowledge and physical skills in chemistry using ICT quantity/ as well as to develop soft- technique skill.
The THEME Of Project Work For the Year 2012/13 is ANALYSIS OF CONTAMINANTS / ADDITIVES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS
SUGGESTED CONSUMER PRODUCTS•SOFT DRINKS•COLOURED AND FLAVOURED FOOD(Cakes, desserts, jelly, sweet …. ect.)• SAUCES / JAMS• FRUIT JUICE• PICKLED AND DRIED FRUITS• canned food• Milk• Any other consumer products
SUGGESTED TOPICS• FOOD DYE IN COLOURED FOOD• NITRITE IN CANNED FOOD• VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID) IN FRUIT JUICE• BENZOIC ACID IN FOOD• OTHER POSSIBLE CONTAMINANTS/ ADDITIVES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS•……….
PROCEDURE• Students are divided into groups of 3 or 4 and headed by aleader.•The group identify a research topic that is relevant to thetheme.• Students should set research objectives, working plan andtechniques to be carried out. They are encourage to useavailable apparatus and instruments.•Student should consult and obtained approval from theirteacher before carrying out the research.•Students should keep a log book of their research activitiesand document all observations, data analysis and result.
PROCEDURE•In carrying out their research, students are also encouragedto gather, process and present information to describe andexplain evidence for the need to monitor levels ofcontaminants/ additives in consumer products. Informationgathered can be from interview, survey and official sources.•Students should state the conclusions and references used.•Students should prepare a well structured, clear, conciseand precise research report.
SCHOOL-BASED ASSESSMENT (PBS) FOR THE PROJECT WORKTHE STUDENTS WILL BE ASSESSED ON THE FOLLOWING SKILLS • SKILL B • SKILL C • SKILL D • SKILL F • PROJECT FILE
THE ALLOCATION OF MARKS FOR PROJECT WORKTHROUGHOUT THE YEAR Skill B Skill C Skill D Skill F Project File 10 6 4 7 MARKS 3 MARKS MARKS MARKS MARKS
Layout of research reportTitle : (max 14 words) (Bold)(14)Abstract : (max 100 words) (Italic)(One paragraph)(No Identation)Introduction and background of research : (max 300 words)Methodology : (max 300 words)Observation / Results / Discussion : (max 750 words)Conclusion : (max 50 words)References :Font : Times New Roman (12)Spacing : Double spacingJustifyMethods of reference : e.g. The amount of benzoic acid consume byhuman is 10,00 tonnes/year Then, in Reference,1.New Strait Times ;18 July 2012 ; pg 82.http://www.usepa.gov ; Benzoic acid ; accessed on 10 Nov 20123.Kheng Soo Tay ; The world of benzoic acid ; Fajar Bakti Sdn Bhd ;2012 ; pg 365 – 369
ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR SKILL B Skill B Criterion Description Mark Max Range MarkObservatio Clearly stated and related to the theme 1 1 Titlensmeasurements and Clearly stated about the summary of 1 1recordings Abstract the project Introduction Presents some background information 0–2 includes: - with reference quoted (2) - Theory & - without reference quoted but have 4 Literature some information back ground (1) revew (2) - Weak back ground of research (0) - Problem Presents relevant problem statements 0–1 statements (1) Objective (1) Presents relevant objectives of research 0–1 Most of the data collection procedures 1–2 and techniques are understandable but some lack detail or are confusing 4 Methology Data collection procedures and 3-4 techniques planned and outlined clearly, well presented, logical, adequate detail and repeatable
ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR SKILL C Skill C Criterion Description Mark Max Range MarkInterpretation Observation Observation: Data is not organised 1-2of results and in a data table or paragraphexperimental discussion incomplete 6observations Result: Calculation/graphand data incomplete Discussion: Illogical Observation, Result, Discussion, all 3-4 average Observation, Result, Discussion, all 5-6 well organised, completed, well- presented,, logical, well structured
ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR SKILL D Skill D Criterion Description Mark Max Range MarkDesign and Conclusion Suggests specific changes that 1 1Planning of would improve the investigation.Investigation Recommends relevant action or research in the future findings *References/ Correcr writing of references and 1 1 Bibliography cited appropriately. Presentation Presentation of the projects is 1 of the project adequate 2 report Presentation of the project is 2 excellent (well structured, clear, consise and precise. References/Bibliography needs to be numbered e.g  at the end of the sentence.•If it is from website, need to quote the website, the date and time
ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR SKILL F Skill F Criterion Description Mark Max Range Mark Students experience a limited range of ICT application 1 ICT (Group Have positive and appropriate 2 assessment) experiences in a wide range of ICT 2 applications. Some eye contact, entire report is read from notesORAL Technique used to engage audience 1PRESENTAT were minimal, ineffectiveION Presentation: limited creactivity Presentation (Group Hold attention of entire audience, 2 Assessment) with eye contact, seldom looking at notes, Speaker used techniques such as visual aids, props, humour, 2 surprising facts, Presentation elements exhibits creativity in effective delivery of the message.
ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR SKILL FContinue…Skill F Criterion Description Mark Max Range MarkORAL Communication Occasionally spoke clearly 1PRESENT (Individual Not all questions could be answeredATION Assessment) Presentation occasionally grammatically correct. Pronunciation occasionally correct 3 Average 2 Spoke clearly, good pace, fluent and expressive. Questions answered with little 3 difficulty, Very good knowledgr of the project. Well presented.
ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR PROJECT FILE PROJECT Criterion Description Mark Max FILE Rang Mark eProject File Individual Not all important evidence 1 3 assessment including log book are neither neat nor accurate related to the project work Evidence including log book 2 are neat and accurate related to the project work Evidence including log book 3 are neat accurate and clearly related to the project work