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ERIC Number: EJ944175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Formative Assessment Probes: Where Are the Stars?
Keeley, Page
Science and Children, v49 n1 p32-34 Sep 2011
Gazing at the night sky is a familiar experience for many elementary students. Depending on where children live, they can often look out a window and see the Moon and stars. Children may have seen the Moon and stars in television shows, movies, posters, or children's picture books. Regardless of whether they see the Moon and stars firsthand or vicariously, the Moon and the stars in the night sky are a familiar sight. "Emmy's Moon and Stars" is a formative assessment probe designed to find out whether students recognize where the stars are in relation to the Earth and the Moon. Sixty-four fifth graders field-tested this probe. Prior to fifth grade, the students in the field test learned about the solar system. Some students studied the solar system in third grade; others in fourth grade. (Contains 1 figure.)
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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