Reflection: Performance Tasks I Need a Magnet! - Section 3: Active Engagement


Using situations that capture the imagination of children is an excellent way to assess if the content we are teaching them makes sense in their world. That is why we teach, isn't it? To make a difference and give them tools?

As the students worked during this session, I was able to glean information on their use of vocabulary terms, knowledge of the concepts introduced in this unit, and their ability to put that knowledge to use. 

It takes some creativity and attention to conversation, but these "real world" opportunities are more productive than a paper-pencil test and they actually mean something to the students. 

  Real Life as an Assessment
  Performance Tasks: Real Life as an Assessment
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I Need a Magnet!

Unit 8: Magnets
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to use their knowledge of magnetism to solve a problem or respond to a situation.

Big Idea: This is an extremely fun activity for the students that will allow them to put to use all they know about magnets and magnetic fields. It is also a great way for me to assess their learning.

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