Unit Test - Nature of Science, Scientific Method & Experimental Design

Unit Test - Nature of Science, Scientific Method & Experimental Design
Unit Test - Nature of Science, Scientific Method & Experimental Design
Unit Test - Nature of Science, Scientific Method & Experimental Design
Unit Test - Nature of Science, Scientific Method & Experimental Design
Unit Test - Nature of Science, Scientific Method & Experimental Design
Unit Test - Nature of Science, Scientific Method & Experimental Design
Unit Test - Nature of Science, Scientific Method & Experimental Design
Unit Test - Nature of Science, Scientific Method & Experimental Design
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  1. This comprehensive unit bundle contains 42 resources needed for a typical middle school science unit on the nature of science, the scientific method, experimental design, and the metric or SI system.General Contents of This Bundle:- Unit Planning Guide (for teachers) (Will be added ASAP)- Lab Activi
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This is a 4-page unit test for a typical middle school science unit on the nature of science and experimental design.

This test is designed to take the average science student 35-45 minutes to complete.

All of my tests follow a similar format and are divided into the 3 sections summarized below.


Part A: Subject Knowledge: (~ 60% of the Test)

- Questions that involve simple recall of facts from the unit
- Types of questions include modified true/false, fill in the blanks, definitions, summary tables, labeling, short answer

Part B: Science Skills: (~ 30% of the Test)

- Questions that involve performing particular skill(s) taught during the unit
- Types of questions include graphing, interpreting data, word problems, balancing equations, longer answer

Part C: Concept Application: (~ 10% of the Test)

- Questions that involve using prior knowledge and applying it to a brand-new situation or problem
- Types of questions include writing experiment plans, interpreting new data, short essay


Concepts Addressed in This Test:

- What is science
- Independent variables (IV) vs. dependent variables (DV)
- Experimental constants
- Lab equipment names and identification
- Experimental controls
- Bar vs. line graphs
- Graphing technique
- Graph analysis
- Writing an experiment procedure


Other Test Features:

1. Linked to Unit Documents

Each of my tests are linked to two supporting documents. Firstly, a Unit Overview & Key Words document that I distribute at the start of the unit, which introduces main ideas, essential questions, skills, vocabulary terms, and relevant resources for the unit of study.

Unit Overview & Key Words - Nature of Science and Measurement

Secondly, a Unit Review document that I distribute 3-4 days before the test that helps students review the main concepts of the unit. The test is designed so that some questions are similar, if not exact copies, of questions found on the Unit Review. In this way, students that complete the Unit Review and check their answers should directly benefit from their efforts!

Unit Review - Scientific Method

2. Student-Directed Post-Test Analysis Section

All of my tests feature a Post-Test Analysis box on the first page. After receiving their graded test with the overall score, students are then instructed to calculate their % score for each of the 3 sections listed above. This allows students, parents, and teachers to breakdown student performance into (1) content recall; (2) skill mastery; and (3) application of knowledge. There is also a designated place for a parent signature, if desired.

3. Hidden Instruction for Bonus Points!

Each of my tests contains a hidden instruction that rewards students who read the test carefully and follow instructions with 1 bonus point. For example, there may be a hidden instruction at the end of a word problem that says, “Draw a happy face to the left of your name for one bonus point”. In my experience, students love to search for these on my tests, as it is a quick and clear reward that is based on good test-taking habits. At the same time, it encourages students to read the test document thoroughly. Everyone benefits!

4. Complete Color-Coded Answer Key

All of my tests feature a complete answer key that can be used to grade the test but also to show to students after they receive their graded test documents back. My answer keys are designed to be specific, but offer grading flexibility on longer answers. Since the test document is a Word file (.docx), the answer key is fully customizable if you wish to make it match your own curriculum more closely.


Downloadable in 2 Formats:

- This worksheet comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document and fully-editable WORD document
- Download the full PDF preview to see EXACTLY what you are getting!


Relevant NGSS Science and Engineering Practices Addressed by This Product:

- Analyzing and Interpreting Data
- Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
- Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information


You Might Also Like the Following Unit Resources:

UNIT BUNDLE - Scientific Method, Experimental Design and Measurement
BUNDLE - Lab Safety Rules, Equipment and Techniques
BUNDLE - Graphing Resources
BUNDLE - Metric Conversions Resources

PPT - What is Science and What is a Scientist
PPT - Lab Equipment and Quiz
PPT - Scientific Method and Lab Report Writing
PPT - Graphing Skills
PPT - Metric System and Metric Conversions
PPT - Significant Figures or Significant Digits

Unit Overview & Key Words - Scientific Method and Measurement
Study Sheet - Lab Equipment
Study Sheet - Lab Techniques
Study Sheet - The SI System, Unit Conversions, Significant Figures
Lab Safety Rules and Contract
Worksheet - Lab Equipment Scavenger Hunt
Worksheet - The Nature of Science and the Scientific Method
Worksheet - Experimental Design: Parts of an Experiment
Worksheet - Identifying Variables and Constants (3 Worksheet Set)
Worksheet - How to Construct Line, Bar, and Circle Graphs
Worksheet - Creating Graphs (A)
Worksheet - Creating Graphs (B)
Worksheet - Interpreting Graphs (2 Worksheet Set)
Worksheet - What is the Metric or SI System of Measurement?
Worksheet - Metric Conversions (A) Linear Method
Worksheet - Metric Conversions (B) Dimensional Analysis
Worksheet - Metric Conversions (C) Linear + Dimensional Analysis
Worksheet - What are Significant Figures?
Lab - Metric Measurement Stations Activity
Lab - Water on Coins (Teacher & Student-Led Versions)
Lab - Funny Money - A Murphy's Law Lab (Teacher & Student Editions)
Lab - Paper Towel Absorbency (Teacher & Student-Directed Versions)
Template - Lab Report (With Writing Prompts)
Quiz - Lab Equipment Names and Functions
Quiz - Lab Safety and Rules
Quiz - Nature of Science, Scientific Method, Experimental Design (2 Quiz Set)
Quiz - Identifying Variables and Constants (2 Quiz Set)
Quiz - Creating Bar and Line Graphs (2 Quiz Set)
Quiz - The Metric or SI System of Measurement (2 Quiz Set)
Quiz - Metric Conversions (A) Linear Method
Quiz - Metric Conversions (B) Dimensional Analysis
Quiz - Metric Conversions (C) Linear + Dimensional Analysis
Quiz - Significant Figures
Unit Review - Scientific Method & Experimental Design (2 Worksheet Set)
Test - Scientific Method & Experimental Design


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