Reflection: Checks for Understanding Tides - Section 5: Evaluate


Many wonder why I do not requires my students to complete written reflections or another form of summative assessment, besides playing a game. While I believe it important for students to know about tides, this is not a NGSS standard, nor is mastery crucial to understanding further lessons in the unit. For this reason. I believe that students who develop a general understanding are appropriately prepared for moving on to future lessons.

And, even though they are playing a game, Kahoot allows teachers to download a spreadsheet of student scores and responses that may be used for a grade when assessing understanding. Teachers who are required to input grades for summative assessments will have the ability and the data to do so. However, I choose not to, as this lesson is meant to touch on the effects celestial bodies and their relationship to the ocean so that we can move forward with learning about the ocean as an ecosystem.

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  Checks for Understanding: Final Evaluation
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Unit 6: Oceanography
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT describe the relationship between the moon, the Earth, and gravity, as it relates to the formation of tides, and describe what causes ocean tides, tidal cycles, and how they change the water level along coastal areas.

Big Idea: Students never think about the moon causing the motion in the ocean. Learn how this celestial body contributes to the ocean's dynamic water levels.

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ocean, Science, tides, oceanography, gamification
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