Alignment of Performance Task with National Standards
Grade Level: 9-12
|Specific skills and knowledge demonstrated by the task:||Alignment with Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy||Alignment with National Science Education Standards|
|Students' understanding of electromagnetic radiation including how differences in the way waves travel are due to differences in wavelength and properties of materials.||
4F- Motion (9-12)#3: …A great variety
of, radiation is in the form of electromagnetic waves: radio waves,
microwaves, radiant heat, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays,
and gamma rays. These wavelengths vary from radio waves, the longest, to
gamma rays, the shortest....
4F- Motion (9-12)#5 Waves can… reflect off surfaces, be absorbed by materials they enter [or be transmitted through them]…All these effects vary with wavelength.
Standard B Physical Science: Interactions of Energy
and Matter#1 …Waves…have energy and can transfer
energy when they interact with matter.
Standard B Physical Science: Interactions of Energy and Matter#2 …Electromagnetic waves include radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays…
|Students' ability to use visuals, such as charts and maps, to communicate information.||
12 Communication Skills (9-12)#1-Make and
interpret scale drawings [maps]
12 Communication Skills (9-12)#7- Use tables, charts, and graphs in making arguments and claims in oral and written presentations.
|Standard A: Inquiry- Communication: … appropriately, developing diagrams and charts…|
|Students' ability to present their findings clearly and effectively.||12D Communication Skills- Essay- "clear and accurate communication"||Standard A: Inquiry-Communication: …accurate and effective communication including expressing concepts, reviewing information, summarizing data, using language appropriately, developing diagrams and charts,…speaking clearly and logically…|