This is a one-page Word document with KEY for a total of 2 pages. This assignment is used with the website pbslearningmedia.org for an interactive activity on an acidic lake due to varying factors.
I am a huge proponent of cutting down on paper in the classroom. This assignment is meant to be used as an electronic document submitted through a dropbox such as Black Board or Schoology. However, it can also be printed out and used as a paper assignment.
In order to create an electronic assignment effectively, I create Word documents without using lines for answers. Trying to type an answer on a line just makes the line shift on the document. So instead of a line, I use two red asterisks (this is so fast and easy to create). The students place their cursor between the two red asterisks and begin typing their answers (or their name, date, etc., wherever they need to type information). This makes it easy for them to see that they’ve answered the question (in red) and I can easily grade the assignment electronically (I’m always looking for the red answers!).