This is a 6-page Word document with KEY. I love this style of assignment - the student reads some information, chock full of interesting facts, then answers a few questions on what they just read. This assignment also involves taking either a carotid or radial pulse and calculating the number of daily heartbeats for each student. Other calculations are also interpretetd. A calculator may be required for some cross-curricular learning. All the information the student needs is found within the document - no tricks, no gimmicks, no additional information needs to be provided by the teacher. The assignment works by itself.
This assignment is used on the computer with a drop box such as Blackboard or School Space. It can be quickly and easily converted into a printable paper copy by simply removing the asterisks and adding lines for the students to write their answers instead of typing them. I use this format often so that we can save paper by using electronic copies of assignments.
The student answers the questions by placing the cursor between the red asterisks and begins typing the answer - that way they can easily see that they've answered the question and I can easily grade the assignment by reading what they've typed in red. The student's completed assignment will look much like the teacher's answer KEY. I love technology!
Removing the asterisks and adding lines for the student to answer the questions is easy if you prefer a paper copy. However, if a student is absent when I give this assignment, I simply print it out and give it to them for homework. There's plenty of room for the student to write their answers next to the asterisks with no complaints. The county that I work for relies heavily on electronic assignments, so the students are used to seeing assignments like this.