Formative Assessment #3

Thirteen short-answer questions follow a brief food web activity in a formative assessment designed to test knowledge of ecosystems and the energy that flows through them.

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Instructional Ideas

  • When the assessment has concluded, enlarge food web pictures and recreate the web on a bulletin board for learners to reference throughout the remaining lessons of the unit 
  • Review answers as a class to clarify challenging concepts and enhance proficiency
Classroom Considerations

  • Fourteenth item in a 17-item series focused on ecosystems
  • Many of the animals are specific to one location 

  • Assessment sheet points out important information using bold font
  • Includes an answer key 

  • Space for short answers is limited