Incorporate three-dimensional learning, and the Next Generation Science Standards into your assessments. This writing prompt assessment can be used to assess students' proficiency of HS-PS1-1: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms. Students will be given known physical and chemical attributes of elements on the periodic table, and be asked to use observed patterns to predict properties of the four new elements recently added to the periodic table.
This product includes:
A. "Developing Quality Writing Prompts: A Teacher Tool" that shows the NGSS Performance Expectation the writing prompt assesses, NGSS dimensions assessed, connected real-world application(s), Bloom's taxonomy level(s) addressed, a draft of the prompt, the expected task the student should complete in answering the question, an a draft of a sample response.
B. Student Copy of "Introducing...Four New Elements!!"
C. Teacher's Notes including NGSS connections, a list of appropriate vocabulary
D. Assessment Guide
E. Evaluation of writing prompt's quality with connections to NGSS