Drawing on Students Knowledge

Schussler, Elisabeth; Winslow, Jeff
January 2007
Science & Children;Jan2007, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p40
Academic Journal
The article presents an assessment teachers can use to check student understanding before and after studying plant life cycles. The assessment was tested with fourth-grade students at two local schools in the U.S. as part of a university-school district partnership. The plant life cycle was used as the focus of the project. The main instructional goal was to have the students observe and document the life cycle of the Fast Plant which was used in the project. The role of the teachers was to direct the student data collection about plant growth and reproduction.


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