Reflection: Quizzes Adaptations and Environmental Change: An Assessment - Section 3: Active Engagement


I find that sometimes working as a class through an assessment can be powerful.  Having the visuals on the board, and an opportunity to answer questions in the presence of the whole class elicits thinking and eliminates misconceptions.  

As the students worked, I held them accountable for their own thinking, but the act of asking questions in front of the whole class builds a different type of communication and causes students to consider various ways of responding to the exam.

A short quiz (1-5 questions) is a good time to try this strategy.  Longer exams make this strategy too time consuming and students begin to lose concentration. 

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Adaptations and Environmental Change: An Assessment

Unit 4: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to assess images and make claims with evidence regarding adaptations, traits, and environment.

Big Idea: Assessments are not always multiple choice! This session allows students to observe and make open ended claims, as long as they supply evidence.

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Science, environment, adaptation, student assessment, life science, fossils, biome
  45 minutes
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