This is a picture supported assessment that allows special education students to investigate and identify key concepts involving the relationship between rocks and fossils, that extinct life is preserved in many sedimentary rocks, fossils can be preserved are molds, casts, and original bone or shell, and the age of Earth is about 4.6 billion years.
The Assessment also includes a worksheet for an Investigation Lab into making a fossil by pressing a dinosaur or shell into clay or dough. Finally, a documentation sheet is included for recording student’s ability to practice sorting fossils and blocks into two separate containers (for lower level students).
This picture supported assessment works well for special education students Alternate Assessments that are measuring:
HSS-COT 1 The student will investigate and understand that many aspects of the history and evolution of Earth and life can be inferred by studying rocks and fossils. Key concepts include (SOL ES.9) a) traces and remains of ancient, often extinct, life are preserved by various means in many sedimentary rocks