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Who Eats What Exhibition- Performance Assessment

Unit Plan: Who Eats What?Lesson: 10 Time: Session 1 (40min), Session 2 (1.5 hrs), Session 3 (40 min) Setting: Classroom
3-5, 6-8Schoolyard Ecology
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Students plan, prepare, and present an exhibition of their work to an audience.



    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")

    Lesson Files

    Who Eats What Exhibition -Performance Assessment
    Eco Inquiry's Multiple Forms of Assessment- contains "Group Work Evaluation"

    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

    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
    Next Generation Science Standards

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Asking questions and defining problems, Planning and carrying out investigations, Analyzing and interpreting data, Construction explanations and designing solutions, Engaging in argument from evidence, Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

    Cross Cutting Concepts


    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    LS2A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
    New York State Science Learning Standards

    Performance Expectations

    MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms in a variety of ecosystems.

    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.