Transformations in Matter and Energy Carbon TIME is an NSF-funded partnership led by Michigan State University
Activity 1.1: Ecosystems Unit Pretest (20 min)
Target Student Performance
Students show their initial proficiencies for the overall unit goal: Questioning, investigating, and explaining how carbon cycles and energy flows in ecosystems.
Resources You Provide
- Pencils (1 per student, for paper version)
- 1.1 Ecosystems Unit Pretest (1 per student or online)
- 1.1 Assessing Ecosystems Unit Pretest
Print one copy of the 1.1 Ecosystems Unit Pretest for each student.
Use the 1.1 Ecosystems Unit Pretest to assess students' understanding of combustion in terms of learning progression levels. You should not give your students grades on the pretest or expect your students to know the correct answers. The document 1.1 Assessing Ecosystems Unit Pretest has assessment guidelines and identifies correct responses and explaining how students’ responses reveal their learning progression levels.