This page contains links to the currently available SRC (Science Reality Check) activities.
Please note that all SRC activities by Rebekah K Nix, PhD & Cynthia E Ledbetter, PhD are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Click on the release date in the Download column to open the PDF activity page(s) in a new window.
|Topic||Assessment Type||Activity Title||Objectives||Download|
|Resources (Radioactive Decay)||Formative||A Dating Game||Represent data from a series of trials. Analyze data to identify patterns. Restate results in terms of half-life.||2011 - 09 (Sept 1)|
|Force (Air Pressure)||Formative||Air Lift!||Test, kinesthetically, the force of air pressure. Explain, mathematically, that air has weight. Deduce the effect of air pressure on various objects.||2012 - 005 (May 1)|
|Force (Air Pressure)||Formative||Air Lift!||Test, kinesthetically, the force of air pressure. Explain, mathematically, that air has weight. Deduce the effect of air pressure on various objects.||2012 - 05 (May 1)|
|Systems (Homeostasis)||Formative||Balancing Acts||Construct a model of a balanced system. Explore effects of changes to a system. Explain the center of mass of a set of objects.||2011 - 08 (Aug 1)|
|Patterns (Relationships)||Diagnostic||Community Juggling||Establish, recognize, and repeat a pattern. Observe individual reactions and group interactions. Relate objects and processes to the chosen topic.||2011 - 06 (June 1)|
|Design (Upcycling)||Summative||Cycling Up Hill||Design a useful product from recyclable materials. Construct a prototype of the upcycled product. Compare and contrast upcycling and recycling.||2012 - 04 (Apr 1)|
|Energy (Sustainability)||Summative||Energy Watchers||Identify and log personal energy use. Translate personal usage into per capita national consumption statistics. Formulate a practical exchange to lessen dependence on non-renewable energy sources.||2012 - 01 (Jan 1)|
|Resources (Restoration)||Formative||Great Buffalo Shortage||Show the cost-benefit determination of a mining operation. Analyze environmental impact of prolonged mining on profitability. Justify decision to continue old methods or to develop new options.||2012 - 02 (Feb 1)|
|Adaptation (Pollution)||Summative||Moth Mothers||Describe the changes in a population. Identify some of the factors leading to adaptations. Infer implications of a changing environment.||2011 - 10 (Oct 1)|
|Population (Carrying Capacity)||Summative||No More Room||Categorize what plants and animals need to survive. Estimate the chances of survival based on resource allocation. Judge the results of management strategies in terms of consumption versus resource availability.||2011 - 12 (Dec 1)|
|Energy (Food Webs)||Formative||Oops, I Broke It!||Dramatize a food chain. Extend a food chain into a food web. Analyze the effects of breaking a food chain on a food web.||2011 - 11 (Nov 1)|
|Problem Solving (Visualization)||Diagnostic||Rope Trick||Devise alternate solutions to a problem. Check viability of different methods. Deconstruct success to document solutions.||2011 - 07 (July 1)|
|Resources (Water)||Diagnostic||Water, Water Everywhere!||Hypothesize distribution of earth's water. Compare hypotheses to actual allocation of earth's water. Explore water resource management strategies to meet local demand with projected supply.||2012 - 03 (Mar 1)|
Showing 13 items