Reflection: Performance Tasks Five Senses Unit Assessment - Section 2: Individual Assessment


I was going to go solely with a group assessment for this unit, but I was encouraged to try a performance task.  I decided to try the task and I am so glad I did.  I gained some great insight about the level of understanding my students have about the five senses. 

During one assessment, I observed the student marking "hearing" for the magic marker.  I asked her why she circled hearing.  I was a bit perplexed.  She explained, "Well, it didn't make any noise, so I know it has to be something that does not make noise."  Wow!  She used the lack of sound to eliminate possibilities.  This showed some advanced thinking and problem solving on her part.  

Performance tasks can be time consuming to prepare and carry out, but the depth of knowledge that is gained is far greater than a group assessment.  This makes it worth the extra effort. 

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Five Senses Unit Assessment

Unit 2: My Five Senses
Lesson 12 of 12

Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge about the five senses by completing a performance assessment.

Big Idea: This simple assessment will help you measure your students' understanding of the five senses.

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Science, senses, Sight, Taste, Touch, smell
  35 minutes
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