4th Grade Microscopic World Unit Blueprint

Learning Experience (LE) 12: Summative Assessment
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Pacing Suggestions:
1 Day

Teacher Resources:
 Tips Single-Celled and Multi-Celled Living Things Assessment (Microsoft Word)
Single-Celled and Multi-Celled Living Things Assessment (Adobe Reader PDF)
Essential & Unit Questions 1 Benchmarks 2 Formative and Summative Assessments 3 Using Assessments to Monitor Student Learning

How and why do the cells within some living things differ?

5C(3-5)#2: Microscopes make it possible to see that living things are made mostly of cells. Some organisms are made of a collection of similar cells that benefit from cooperating. Some organisms’ cells vary greatly in appearance and perform very different roles in the organism.

5C(3-5)#1: Some living things consist of a living cell. Like familiar organisms, they need food, water, air; a way to dispose of waste; and an environment they can live in.

Single-Celled and Multi-Celled Living Things (Teacher-generated sheet)

Students should be able to identify the first picture as single-celled and the second as multi-celled.

The needs of living things should include food, water, and a place to live.

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1. For conceptual benchmarks.
2. Bolded sections indicate portion of benchmark addressed
3. Unless noted as a Summative Assessment, the assessments are formative and should be used to guide teaching and learning.

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