4th Grade Microscopic World Unit Blueprint

Learning Experience (LE) 4: Using a Microscope
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(See Teacher Tips for details on lesson.)

Pacing Suggestions:
1 Day

Teacher Resources:
 Tips Microscope Performance Assessment (Microsoft Word)
Microscope Performance Assessment (Adobe Reader PDF)
The assessment is not used until Learning Experience 9; however, the asssessment should be reviewed to ensure instruction is aligned with performance expectations.

Essential & Unit Questions 1 Benchmarks 2 Formative and Summative Assessments 3 Using Assessments to Monitor Student Learning
 

District Written Benchmark: Use a microscope properly and be able to bring an object into focus.

Teacher observation of students using the microscopes

Are students able to:

  • Correctly place an object on the stage of the microscope?
  • Adjust the mirror for adequate light?
  • Bring the object being observed into focus?

Proper handling of the microscope:

  • Do student hold the microscope by the arm and base?
  • Do students start focusing with the lowest objective?
  • After using the microscope, do students lower the stage and place it on the lowest objective?

Note: These skills and behaviors should improve over time.

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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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