Science Assessment Activities for Primary Level 3 provides your students 15 challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities developed by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier use inexpensive materials and are flexible enough to use with individuals, small groups, or an entire class. The science lesson assessments include: Teacher instructions for testing the major process skills of scientific inquiry, Separate tests for each inquiry skill, Material lists, Student recording sheets, Scoring rubrics for each lesson, and an added open inquiry template for Science full inquiry investigations. Use the activities to teach the process skills of inquiry or to assess your students' progress throughout the year, after a specific unit of instruction, or as a year-end evaluation. Each activity can also be used as a starting point for writing.
These activities are contained in the book Assessments for the Process Skills of Inquiry Primary Grades which is also sold on this site.
Observing- Observes then describes the action of magnets.
Communicating- Examines/describes a peanut from outside to open halves
Estimating- Estimates and counts number of objects in containers
Measuring- Estimates then finds mass of different objects in grams
Collecting Data- Tallies shoe types for boys and girls in room
Classifying- Sort seeds into groups with rule and again with a new rule
Inferring- Identifies the mystery rubbing by testing fabrics
Predicting- Predicts patterns candies in water will make
Making Models- Makes models of clouds with cotton
Interpreting Data- Uses watercolors to mix secondary colors
Making Graphs- Opens 10 green beans and graphs results of seeds found
Hypothesizing- Makes and tests a lever from pencil and ruler, hypothesizes results
Defining Operationally- Defines acids based on tests using baking soda in liquids
Controlling Variables- Makes a ramp with books and rulers and changes variables
Investigating- Designs an investigation to find baking soda from cooking powders
A full slideshow of these lessons can be seen at the following link, under the Lessons tab. â€¨â€¨http://scienceandkidsactivities.com