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MYP Science Command Terms

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Analyse
Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure. To identify parts and relationships, and to interpret information to reach conclusions.
Annotate
Add brief notes to a diagram or graph.
Apply
Use knowledge and understanding in response to a given situation or real circumstances
Calculate
Obtain a numerical answer showing the relevant stages in the working.
Classify
Arrange or order by class or category.
Comment
Give a judgment based on a given statement or result of a calculation.
Construct
Display information in a diagrammatic or logical form.
Define
Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity.
Demonstrate
Make clear by reasoning or evidence, illustrating with examples or practical
application.
Describe
Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process
Design
Produce a plan, simulation or model
Determine
Obtain the only possible answer.
Discuss
Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence
Document
Credit sources of information used by referencing (or citing), following one recognized referencing system. References should be included in the text and also at the end of the piece of work in a reference list or bibliography
Draw
Represent by means of a labelled, accurate diagram or graph, using a pencil. A ruler
(straight edge) should be used for straight lines. Diagrams should be drawn to
scale. Graphs should have points correctly plotted (if appropriate) and joined in a
straight line or smooth curve.
Estimate
Obtain an approximate value for an unknown quantity.
Evaluate
Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations
Explain
Give a detailed account
Find
Obtain an answer showing relevant stages in the working.
Formulate
Express precisely and systematically the relevant concept(s) or argument(s)
Identify
Provide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognize and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature.
Interpret
Use knowledge and understanding to recognize trends and draw conclusions from given information
Justify
Give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion. (See also "Explain").
Label
Add title, labels or brief explanation(s) to a diagram or graph.
List
Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation.
Measure
Obtain a value for a quantity.
Organize
arrange or put in order
Outline
Give a brief account or summary
Plot
Mark the position of points on a diagram.
Present
Offer for display, observation, examination or consideration
Recall
Remember or recognize from prior learning experiences
Select
Choose from a list or group
Show
Give the steps in a calculation or derivation.
Sketch
Represent by means of a diagram or graph (labelled as appropriate). The sketch
should give a general idea of the required shape or relationship, and should include relevant features.
Solve
Obtain the answer(s) using appropriate methods
State
Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation
Suggest
Propose a solution, hypothesis or other possible answer
Summarize
Abstract a general theme or major point(s)
Verify
Provide evidence that validates the result.
Write down
Obtain the answer(s), usually by extracting information. Little or no calculation is required. Working does not need to be shown.

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