Waves Performance Assessment Part 2

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SWBAT use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.

Big Idea

In this lesson, students use a variety of objects to participate in a partner activity and communicate using light and sound waves.

Elaborate and Evaluate

60 minutes

To begin the second half of this assessment, I instruct student partners to work together and review their "Go Away" and "Come Back" codes from the previous lesson. One partner needs to communicate using the code and the other needs to be able to model the cue.  As students review the codes, I ask students to explain how they worked together and decided on the codes they have.  Students use the "Go Away, Come Here" assessment sheet and record their codes. (go away come here assessment)

Next partners model their way of communicating to the class.  As student partners model their codes, I use a rubric to keep notes and observations about students' codes. 

 In this video, you can see and hear a student successfully sending her message. 


In this video, you can see two more students listening, watching, and sending messages. 


insert rubrics here 

Formative Assessment addition

10 minutes