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Stand Alone Task
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), San Francisco Unified School District Teachers
0
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NGSS
Science
6, 7, 8
Middle (6-8)

In this assessment, students learn that more students are likely to ride their bike/scooter/skateboard in the future to reduce their carbon footprint, which is likely to increase the amount of impact collisions. After using Newton’s Third Law to model and describe the impact to the head during a...

Cooling Soup

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Stand Alone Task
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), San Francisco Unified School District Teachers
0
No votes yet
NGSS
Science
6, 7, 8
Middle (6-8)

In this assessment, students are introduced to two competing claims about how thermal energy transfers when ice cubes are mixed with hot soup to cool down the soup. After drawing particle models and analyzing data about the ice and soup temperatures, students are asked to select which claim they...

Stand Alone Task
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), San Diego Unified School District Teachers
0
No votes yet
NGSS
Science
Earth Science
5
Elementary (K-5)

In this assessment, students learn that Death Valley, a national park in California, is one of the hottest, driest places in the world. And yet, just on the other side of the mountain, there is tons of rain and snow. Scientists refer to this phenomenon as a rainshadow. To help students explain...

Mindful Mobilizers

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), San Diego Unified School District Teachers
0
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NGSS
Science
3
Elementary (K-5)

In this assessment, students create different mobiles to investigate how multiple forces act on objects. In the first group product, students begin experimenting with balancing mobiles by placing pieces of paper on a clothes hanger with the goal of understanding what it means for a mobile to be...

Plate Tectonics

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), San Francisco Unified School District Teachers
0
No votes yet
NGSS
Science
Earth Science
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

In this assessment, students analyze one of their favorite meals to examine the efficiency of plant-based vs. animal-based diets. After calculating the calories they receive from plants and animals in this meal, they create a computational model that shows the proportional transfer of energy...

Stand Alone Task
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), San Francisco Unified School District Teachers
0
No votes yet
NGSS
Science
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

In this assessment, students analyze one of their favorite meals to examine the efficiency of plant-based vs. animal-based diets. After calculating the calories they receive from plants and animals in this meal, they create a computational model that shows the proportional transfer of energy...