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Uncovering Student Ideas Probes

Life Science

 

 

Life Science Probes

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Chicken Eggs

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about food, transformation of matter, growth and development, conservation of mass...

By Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel

Middle School High School Assessment Life Science

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Rotting Apple

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about decay and decomposers. The probe can be used to determine whether students r...

By Page Keeley, Francis Eberle and Chad Dorsey

Assessment Life Science

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Digestive System

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the digestive system. The probe is designed to find out whether students rea...

By Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel

Middle School Assessment Life Science

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Adaptation

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about biological adaptation. The probe is designed to find out if students think a...

By Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel

Middle School High School Assessment Life Science

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Ecosystem Cycles

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the transfer of matter and energy in ecosystems. The probe is designed to re...

By Page Keeley

Middle School High School Assessment Life Science

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Habitat Change

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about adaptation. The probe is designed to reveal whether students think individua...

By Page Keeley

Middle School Assessment Life Science

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Is It Made of Parts?

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit children’s developing ideas about structure in living systems. The probe is designed to find out i...

By Page Keeley

Assessment Life Science

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Plants in the Dark and Light

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about plant growth. The probe is designed to find out whether students recognize t...

By Page Keeley

High School Assessment Life Science

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Needs of Seeds

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about seeds. The probe is designed to find out what students think most seeds need...

By Page Keeley

Elementary Assessment Life Science

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Is It an Animal?

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about animals. The probe is designed to find out what characteristics students use...

By Page Keeley

Assessment Life Science

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