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Asset PSSA Presentation

  1. 1. Science UPDATE 2009-2010 School Year
  2. 2. <ul><li>ASSET Kits </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher-Created Units </li></ul><ul><li>PA Standards </li></ul><ul><li>ASSET alignment with standards </li></ul><ul><li>Science PSSA </li></ul><ul><li>Notebooking </li></ul><ul><li>Grade level collaboration </li></ul>Update
  3. 3. Scope and Sequence
  4. 4. ASSET Units Wood and Paper Animals 2 x 2 Trees Kindergarten 09/10 and 10/11
  5. 5. ASSET Units Life Cycle of the Butterfly Insects Comparing and Measuring Balancing and Weighing Solids and Liquids Changes Grades 1 & 2 10/11 Grades 1 & 2 09/10
  6. 6. ASSET Units Chemical Tests Rocks and Minerals Animal Studies Sounds Electric Circuits Plant Growth and Development Grades 3 & 4 10/11 Grades 3 & 4 09/10
  7. 7. ASSET Units/Teacher-Created Units Ecosystems My Body and Me Floating and Sinking Micro-life Magnets and Motors Motion and Design Grades 5 &6 10/11 Grades 5 & 6 09/10 Teacher-Created: 5 th Weather and Biomes 6 th Energy, Space, and Simple Machines
  8. 8. ASSET Units/Teacher-Created Units Populations and Ecosystems Properties of Matter Organisms-Macro to Micro Catastrophic Events Grades 7 & 8 10/11 Grades 7 & 8 09/10 Teacher-Created: Earth and Space
  9. 9. Teacher-Created Units <ul><li>Missing pieces to ASSET kits </li></ul><ul><li>Based on Standards and PSSA test prep </li></ul>I am prepared for the PSSA and my future!!!!
  10. 10. ASSET Alignment with PA Standards <ul><li>In your binder you will find your grade level units only. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Science PSSA (refer to binders for breakdown) <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>4 th , 8 th and 11 th graders </li></ul><ul><li>Test Dates? </li></ul><ul><li>April 26-30, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Test Composition? </li></ul><ul><li>50% Nature of Science </li></ul><ul><li>(Inquiry) </li></ul><ul><li>50% Biological </li></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Earth and Space </li></ul>
  12. 12. Where do I go for Sample Tests? <ul><li>http://www.pde.state.pa.us/a_and_t/cwp/view.asp?q=73314 </li></ul><ul><li>Your binder….Let’s look… </li></ul>
  13. 13. What can I do to improve scores? <ul><li>Beside teaching content, notebooking is a great way to have students analyze and review data. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s view some ideas…… </li></ul>
  14. 14. Great Resources <ul><li>http://www.fossweb.com/ This link has many interactive activities for FOSS kits </li></ul><ul><li>http://achieve.weatherbug.com/ More training to come </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/students/ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Collaboration <ul><li>Work with your grade level partner. </li></ul><ul><li>Create one idea for a cross-curricular unit based on an ASSET Unit or Teacher-Created Unit. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Questions

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