Reflection: Checks for Understanding Introduction to Scientific Observation & Measurement: Day Two of Plaid Pete's Prize Potato - Section 3: Team Exploration


As I am circulating throughout the room, I carry a clipboard with a single sheet.  At the top of the sheet I have written the subject (in this case Science), and the unit name (What's The Matter Plaid Pete?).  

On this sheet is a table that lists my student's names in the first column. The heading for the columns to the right of student names are where I write the lesson number. Today, I will write L4 in the heading for the first column, indicating that I am assessing the objective for Lesson 4 .  

As I am observing and speaking with students, I am watching and listening to see if I have evidence that indicates they have reasonably met today's objective.  If I am confident that they have done so, I will place a + sign in the square by their name. Students who are unable to meet the objective will have a - sign in their column.  Sometimes, I am unsure and I feel as though I need to further assess a student when there are fewer distractions, or perhaps there is not sufficient time.  In those cases I will place a ?, indicating I need more information.  I will either need to go back and assess that student, or look for information on that objective during another opportunity.  

I will be using this sheet, along with the completed What's The Matter Plaid Pete - Lab Sheet Lesson 4, to make my determination on whether or not a student has met the lesson objective. This also allows me to quickly plan for small group re-teaching for those students who need it.

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Introduction to Scientific Observation & Measurement: Day Two of Plaid Pete's Prize Potato

Unit 1: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Lesson 4 of 22

Objective: SWBAT collect qualitative and quantitative data and use it as evidence to support a scientific claim.

Big Idea: How do scientists use data to support a claim? Do some types of data provide more effective support than others? Students lend Plaid Pete a helping hand, as they collect evidence to make a claim about the identity of the Prize Potato.

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