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Outdoor Study Stations-performance assessment

Unit Plan: Who Eats What?Lesson: 5 Time: 90 minutes Setting: Indoors and Outdoors
3-5, 6-8Schoolyard Ecology
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Objectives

Students create stations with interpretive labels that teach others about signs of animals and what they eat.

Overview
Rating:

Students will be able to:
- point out evidence of what animals live on the study site an what they eat
- communicate their knowledge

Materials

For the Class:

  • field guides


For each group of 3-4 students:

  • copy of "Challenge Sheet"
  • 3-4 5" x7" index cards or pieces of oak tag
  • 3-4 pieces of string or yarn to hang cards
  • magic marker
  • copy of "Who Eats What" guide


For each student:

  • copy of "Scoring Sheet"
  • copy of "Group Work Evaluation"
  • copy of "Reflections"

Lesson Files

pdf
Outdoor Study Stations
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Eco Inquiry's Multiple Forms of Assessment- contains "Group Work Evaluation" and "Reflections"
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Who Eats What Guide

Benchmarks for Science Literacy

5A Diversity of Life, 12D Communication Skills

NYS Standards

MST 4- Physical setting, living environment and nature of science, ELA 1- Language to collect and interpret information and understand generalizations, ELA 4 - Language for communication and social interaction with a wide variety of people
Next Generation Science Standards

Science and Engineering Practices

Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Hogan, Kathleen. Eco-Inquiry: A Guide to Ecological Learning Experiences for the Upper Elementary/Middle Grades. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, PO Box 1840, 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004-1840., 1994.