This is 5-page Word document with included KEY for a total of 10 pages. The assignment involves reading a paragraph or two then answering the questions about the reading. Full-color graphics are included.
I am a proponent of saving paper in the classroom, so a lot of my assignments are completed electronically and submited through a dropbox such as Black Board or Schoology.
In order to create an electronic assignment effectively, I create Word assignments without using lines for answers. Trying to type an answer on a line just makes the line shift on the document. So instead of a line, I use two red asterisks (this is so fast and easy to create). The students place their cursor between the two red asterisks and begin typing their answers (or their name, date, etc., wherever they need to type information). This makes it easy for them to see that they’ve answered the question (in red) and I can easily grade the assignment electronically (I’m always looking for the red answers!).
However, a paper assignment can be made by simply printing this out OR by removing the red asterisks and typing in lines for students to place their answers. Either way, this is a comprehensive assignment on the carbon cycle that will keep your students busy for at least an hour:)