assessment is usually based on testing. However, in a hands-on program you
can fairly evaluate a student's overall ability to comprehend the logic of
science. Assessment of labs, lab notebooks, worksheets, and their ability
to research are all indicators of understanding science.
- Electronic Textbook
comprehension can be assessed by the unit review tests at the end of each
unit. Students can use the review test to determine how they
understood the materials. The online version will grade the students
knowledge of the readings.
- Online worksheets
are designed so students can input their answers and then print out the
information and hand them in. Labs are very qualitative so the teacher
should take the time to look at the logic of how the student recorded their
hands-on experience. The materials sometimes determine their
answers. Even if you are using the Math/Science Nucleus kits, some of
the answers could change. The answers are in the Teacher's Guide.
- Online activities
are mainly for students' comprehension of the materials and as a review of
what they learned in the reading materials. They are located
throughout the Electronic Textbook.
- Slideshows can also
be used by the students to review the material that the teacher has used in