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Physical Science Grades 3-4

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Physical Science Grades 3-4

  1. 1. Physical Science Grades 3-4 Bentley Richert Curriculum/Technology Specialist October 30, 2007
  2. 2. Best Science Experience Ever <ul><li>Think about the best science experience you had as a student. </li></ul><ul><li>Share with a person sitting next to you. </li></ul><ul><li>What traits do they have in common? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Challenge Design and build the tallest possible straw structure that can support the weight of a large egg. <ul><li>Materials per group: </li></ul><ul><li>25 straws </li></ul><ul><li>100 cm of masking tape </li></ul><ul><li>1 egg </li></ul>
  4. 4. KSES Overview Designed to assist Kansas educators in . . .
  5. 5. Selecting and Developing local curricula
  6. 6. Carrying out instruction
  7. 7. Assessing progress of students
  8. 8. KSES Overview Serve as a foundation for the development of the state assessments in science
  9. 9. KSES Overview Represent high yet reasonable expectations for all students
  10. 11. Science Standards <ul><li>Adopted February 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Revised August 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Delta ▲ = tested </li></ul><ul><li>* newly marked for assessment (removed) </li></ul>
  11. 12. Organization <ul><li>Seven Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Examples </li></ul>
  12. 13. Assessed Indicators <ul><li>Grade 4 -- 22 (Changed 4.2.4.2) </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 7 -- 30 </li></ul><ul><li>High School -- 30 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 Physical Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 Life Science </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Grade by Grade <ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Different forms </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>8 through 12 Earth and Space </li></ul>
  14. 15. Linking Standards to Assessment
  15. 16. Flip Charts <ul><li>Indicator </li></ul><ul><li>Test Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Item Specification </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Item </li></ul>
  16. 17. Overview of the Assessment
  17. 18. Administered annually beginning this year
  18. 19. Not used to calculate A.Y.P ( yet )
  19. 20. Results used as part of Q.P.A.
  20. 21. Given at grades 4, 7, & H.S. ( OTL )
  21. 22. Things that make you go hmmm OTL
  22. 23. Item Distribution
  23. 24. Grade 4 <ul><li>60% process </li></ul><ul><li>40% knowledge </li></ul>
  24. 25. Grade 7 <ul><li>23% Process </li></ul><ul><li>60% Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>17% Process and Knowledge </li></ul>
  25. 26. High School <ul><li>7% Process </li></ul><ul><li>93% Knowledge </li></ul>
  26. 27. Test Format
  27. 28. At least 2 forms
  28. 29. Multiple Choice
  29. 30. 2 Items per Indicator
  30. 31. Time/Sessions
  31. 32. KCA & P/P
  32. 33. Accommodations
  33. 35. Practice Assessment <ul><li>Periodic Table </li></ul><ul><li>Save and Exit button </li></ul>
  34. 36. Formative Assessment <ul><li>Coming Soon -- December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul>
  35. 37. Inquiry in Grades K - 4
  36. 38. Ask a question about objects, organisms, and events in the environment,
  37. 39. Plan and conduct a simple investigation.
  38. 40. Employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses.
  39. 41. Use data to construct a reasonable explanation.
  40. 42. Communicate investigations and explanations.
  41. 43. Why is Science important?
  42. 45. Science & Technology
  43. 46. Best Practices <ul><li>Address preconceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Know what it means to “do science.” </li></ul><ul><li>Use metacognitive strategies </li></ul>
  44. 47. Activity <ul><li>Rules: </li></ul><ul><li>15 Seconds to study letters </li></ul><ul><li>After the list is hidden . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Take out a piece of paper and write down as many letters as you can remember </li></ul>
  45. 48. J FKFB INAT OUP SNA SAI RS
  46. 49. Write down the letters <ul><li>15 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT compare or share </li></ul>
  47. 50. Let’s do it again
  48. 51. JFK FBI NATO UPS NASA IRS
  49. 52. Write down the letters <ul><li>15 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Do not share or compare </li></ul><ul><li>Do not look off of your last list </li></ul>
  50. 53. What happened and why?
  51. 54. Facts + Inquiry = Good Science
  52. 55. Enthusiasm Knowledge
  53. 56. 5 E’s <ul><li>Engage </li></ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Explain </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul>
  54. 57. The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
  55. 58. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  56. 59. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>District Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  57. 60. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>District Standards </li></ul><ul><li>School Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  58. 61. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>District Standards </li></ul><ul><li>School Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  59. 62. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>District Standards </li></ul><ul><li>School Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Student Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  60. 63. Time, Equipment , Resources , and Space
  61. 64. Beware of “ sacred cows ”

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