Someone has posted "Contamination Warning" signs throughout your school. As the school community panics with fear, your group of young scientists is on the case presenting facts and evidence to debunk a potentially harmful threat. Throughout this writing task, students will be presented with scaffolded worksheets that assist in constructing a solid student response. Students are asked to analyze the claims of the "Contamination Warning" signs and quell the fears of the school community by writing their findings in an official letter.
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Writing Task Activity Includes the Following:
Page 1 - Prompt Overview and Directions for the Student
Page 2 - Figure A: Molecular Structure and Figure B: Fear and Panic (Evidence)
Page 3 - Figure C: Contamination Sign (Evidence)
Page 4 - Scoring Rubric
Page 5 - Scaffolded Response Worksheet (Part A)
Page 6 - Scaffolded Response Worksheet (Part B)
Page 7 - Letter Page (students write their final product here)