Eco-Inquiry

Eco-Inquiry, an ecology curriculum for grades 5-8 helps teachers transform their classrooms into centers of ecological research.

Day 10: Who Eats What Exhibition- Performance Assessment

Objectives

Students plan, prepare, and present an exhibition of their work to an audience.

Time: 
Session 1 - 40min, Session 2 - 1.5 hrs, Session 3 - 40 min
Setting: 
Classroom
Materials

Session 1, 2, and 3:

For each group of 3-4 students:

  • copy of "Scoring Sheet"
  • materials for making visual aids

For each student:

  • copy of "Group Work Evaluation" ( see "Eco- Inquiry's Muliple forms of Assessment")
Procedure

See Lesson Resources below for further details.

NYS Standards
MST 4- Physical setting, living environment and nature of science
ELA 1- Language to collect and interpret information and understand generalizations
ELA 3- Language for critical analysis and evaluation
ELA 4 - Language for communication and social interaction with a wide variety of people
Benchmarks for Science Literacy
5D Interdependence of Life
5E Flow of Matter and Energy
7D Social Trade-offs
12D Communication Skills
12E Critical-Response Skills

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