- Formative Assessment:
If convection currents are covered within earlier in the year, you may need to guide the students to remember the concept.
Some teachers use this lab as an introduction to convection in the climate unit, and some of taught the related units first, and used this lab as an assessment.
- Feedback to Students:
Students answer the post-lab questions after completing the lab and self-reflect on what changes they would have made, what details they would keep the same, etc.
The next day I have the students make a poster with their hypothesis, procedure, results and a discussion explaining what they would change. The students present their results to the class and we have a class discussion on what worked and what did not work. (This is set up like a scientific poster used in research forums. Examples from university students could be displayed (if available) to help students understand that this is how scientists communicate their data.)
- Summative Assessment:
The impact on student learning will be measured in the poster presentations and the post-lab questions
The students will be given the opportunity to correct their answers on the post lab after it has been graded.
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