U6 A1 Brief 1

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Assignment front sheets
Qualification
Unit number and title
BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science) L3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science) L3 Unit 6 Using Mathematical Tools for Science
Student name
Assessor name

Jaime Gomez
Date issued
Interim Deadline
Final Deadline
Submitted on
22/10/14
N/A
12/11/14

Assignment title
Forensic Anthropology
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ
This assignment will provide evidence for towards (for the biology) P1, M1 and D1; towards P2, M2, D2; primary data aspects of P3, M3, D3; and P4, M4, D4, P5, M5, D5 and P6. Other part criteria can be achieved in the Chemistry and Physics-related assignments.

Indicate the page numbers where the evidence can be found.

Criteria reference
To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the student is able to: Result
P1
carry out mathematical calculations using suitable mathematical tools

P2
carry out mathematical calculations using algebra

P3
collect and record scientific data

P4
identify errors associated with collecting data in an experiment

P5
select the appropriate formats for displaying the scientific data that has been collected

P6
interpret scientific data

M1
use standard form to solve science problems

M2
use mensuration to solve scientific problem

M3
describe the process involved in accurately collecting and recording scientific data

M4
calculate any errors associated with scientific data collected in an experiment

M5
interpret the trend in the scientific data collected in an experiment

D1
use ratios to solve scientific problems

D2
use algebra to solve scientific problems

D3
compare methods of data collection

D4
explain how errors can be minimised in data collected in the experiment

D5
calculate scientific quantities from linear and non-linear graphs

Student declaration
I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.

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Assignment brief
Qualification
BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science) L3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science) L3 Unit number and title
Unit 6 Using Mathematical Tools in Science
Assessor name
Jaime Gomez
Date issued
22/10/14
Deadline
5/11/14

Assignment title
Forensic Anthropology
Scenario: You are a research assistant working gathering data for a Coroner’s Court. You have been asked to gather and collate data relating to height measurements for use in medical autopsy examinations and court cases.

Task 1.
Is there a relationship between the femur length and a person’s height? 1. Collect data from males and females to see if there is a relationship. This provides evidence towards [P3, P6]

2. Record your data in an appropriate table using appropriate units and borders. This provides evidence towards [P3]

3. Explain clearly how the data is to be collected. This should be written up in the form of a lab report. This provides evidence towards [P3]

4. Draw a chart or graph to show how the length of the femur is distributed. This provides evidence towards [P5]

5. What are likely to be the main sources of errors?
This provides evidence towards [P4]

6. How could these be minimised?
This provides evidence towards [D4]

7. Calculate any errors
This provides evidence towards [M4]

8. Plot the results on a suitable graph. Is there a relationship? This provides evidence towards [P5]

9. What is the trend in the scientific data?
This provides evidence towards [M5]

10. Find an equation that relates the length of the femur to the height of a person? This provides evidence towards [P2]

11. Calculate the (average) ratio of height to femur for males and females. This provides evidence towards [D1]
Task 2
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