Formative Assessment #6: Photosynthesis Cellular Respiration

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You know you taught it, but did they learn it!?! A quick formative assessment asks pupils to describe both photosynthesis and cellular respiration before showing how they relate to each other. The lesson marks the 20th lesson in a 21-part unit on plant and animal systems.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate as a warm-up assessment after studying photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  • Have pupils peer edit assessment in a different colored pen prior to submitting
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a solid understanding of the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Pros

  • Asks learners to write rather than just recall information
  • Requires the use of scientific vocabulary to answer the questions
Cons

  • None