This is a quick way for you to access the students knowledge of some basic Life Science vocabulary at the beginning of the school year or a new semester.
The vocabulary included is from topics such as...
Basic Scientific Method Terms
Bacteria & Viruses
Genetics & Heredity
Human Body Systems
Students rate each vocabulary word on a scale of 1-4, 1 meaning that they have never heard/seen the word before, 2 means that they have heard the word but do not know what it means, 3 means they think they know what it means, and 4 means they are 100% sure of what it means.
I find this to be a great starter for the year so I can have a sense of what they have learned in previous grades or know from their own life knowledge. This is an informal assessment and not graded, just for the teachers benefit.
This can also be used again at the end of the year if you want to compare how comfortable students are with all the major vocabulary from the beginning to the end of the year.
You can edit and add or retract vocabulary as you see fit once downloaded. I have also created one for Chemistry and Physics which you can find in my store!