Science Assessment Activities for Primary provides your students nine challenging tasks to demonstrate what they are able to do as a result of their science experiences. These hands on activities developed by Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier use inexpensive materials and are flexible enough to use with individuals, small groups, or an entire class. The science lesson assessments include: 1. Teacher instructions for testing the major process skills of scientific inquiry 2. Separate tests for each inquiry skill 3. Material lists 4. Student recording sheets 5. Scoring rubrics for each lesson.
Use the activities to teach the process skills of inquiry or to assess your students' progress throughout the year, after a specific unit of instruction, or as a year-end evaluation. Each activity can also be used as a starting point for writing.
1. Observing- observes and describes buttons
2. Communication- draws and describes own hand
3. Estimating- estimates pattern strips by nonstandard measure
4. Measuring- groups strips of paper by same length
5. Collecting data- graphing with colored square
6. Classifying- classify with coins
7. Inferring- infers objects by feel in a sock
8. Predicting- predict sound pitch of high to low with bottles
9. Making Models- make a model of a plant
10 Investigating- a template is provided for open-ended investigations
during the year.
A full slideshow of these lessons can be seen at the following link.
http://scienceandkidsactivities.com ( under lessons)
These lessons are included in the book, Assessments for the Science Process Skills of Inquiry, also for sale on this site.