Transformations in Matter and Energy Carbon TIME is an NSF-funded partnership led by Michigan State University
Activity 1.1: Plants Unit Pretest (20 min)
Target Student Performance
Students show their initial proficiencies for the overall unit goal: Questioning, investigating, and explaining how matter and energy move and change as plants live, move, and grow.
Resources You Provide
- pencils (1 per student)
Print one copy of the 1.1 Plants Unit Pretest for each student.
Use the 1.1 Plants Unit Pretest to assess students' understanding of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and biosynthesis 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 Plants Unit Pretest has assessment guidelines, identifies correct responses, and explains how students’ responses reveal their learning progression levels.