Matter, Atomic Structure, and Bonding: Writing to Explain Prompt 1

To support our school’s goal of improving the ability of students to use writing to explain, the science department gave the first of three “writing to explain” science prompts this school year.  This first writing prompt serves as a baseline, with the next two prompts designed to assess growth in student ability to use writing to explain science.  Although students had the entire class period to respond to the prompt, students who finished early had the remainder of the class period to complete unfinished work.

Cells & Homeostasis: Cell Membrane Function Assessment

To support our school’s goal of improving the ability of students to use writing to explain, the science department gave the first of three “writing to explain” science prompts this school year.  This first writing prompt serves as a baseline, with the next two prompts designed to assess growth in student ability to use writing to explain science.  Although students had the entire class period to respond to the prompt, students who finished early had the remainder of the class period to complete unfinished work.