Unit 3 Pre-Test, Grades 7–9

Earth's systems respond to changes in environments in all types of ways including migration, extinction, adaptation, immigration, and emigration to name a few. Part one in a series of seven is a pre-test consisting of 14 questions. Some are multiple choice and the others are short answer, all pertaining to how ecosystems respond to changes in their environments. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use pupil responses to these questions to guide a unit on how ecosystems respond to change (natural and man-made)
Classroom Considerations

  • Give classes around 15 minutes to complete
  • Copies of test need to be in color in order for the map on page two to be effective
Pros

  • Assessment consists of multiple-choice and short-answer questions, allowing teachers to see depth of knowledge
  • Asks class members to analyze graphs, diagrams, and images, which requires higher order thinking skills
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS