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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.