Plants Activity 1.2 Assessment


Use the student responses to the class discussions and also their ideas on the 1.2 Expressing Ideas and Questions Tool for Plants Growing, as well as the 1.2 Assessing the Expressing Ideas Tool for Plants Growing to assess their thinking at the beginning of the unit. By the end of the unit, students should be able to explain what happens when plants grow and move at macroscopic and atomic molecular scales. For now, listen to students’ ideas, with attention to how they describe matter and energy. Most of your students will probably express learning progression Level 2 or Level 3 ideas at this time.


If you are teaching this to multiple classes, print multiple copies of the poster, one for each class. Alternatively, have all classes combine their answers and have students look for similarities and differences.