This is a comprehensive written assessment over plants for 5th grade students. This was designed to be given after working with my research guide on plants (Plants Research/Study Guide
). The research guide was written for, but does not have to be used with, Scott Foresman's 5th Grade Science (Diamond Edition).
The test is 10 multiple choice questions, 8 short answers, a diagram on flowering plants, and 2 comprehensive essays. Questions cover leaves, stems, and roots as plant organs as well as types of sexual and asexual reproduction and growth. Photosynthesis is covered as well and connected to the all-important process of respiration in one overarching essay question.
The key not only gives an answer to each question, but also gives a point-by-point breakdown for each section and question. Short answers and essays have a mini checklist of discussion points needed to achieve each point. Overall assessment points are weighted toward short answers and essays.
My students just took this test and did very well after using my plants research guide! I hope it works just as well for your students:-)
Plants Research/Study Guide