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ERIC Number: EJ782671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Formative Assessment Probes
Eberle, Francis; Keeley, Page
Science and Children, v45 n5 p50-54 Jan 2008
Formative assessment probes can be effective tools to help teachers build a bridge between students' initial ideas and scientific ones. In this article, the authors describe how using two formative assessment probes can help teachers determine the extent to which students make similar connections between developing a concept of matter and a concept of rocks. Both probes require students to consider the properties of size, weight, shape, texture, or form in developing a concept of "matter" or "rock." (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A