This Needs of Living Things: Post-Assessment lesson plan also includes:
Assess your class's knowledge of the needs of living things with the final instructional activity in a series. Given a large piece of paper and coloring utensils, young scientists draw a picture of themselves and a plant or animal of their choosing, including all the things each organism needs to live, grow, and survive. Compare these drawings with those from the beginning of the unit to determine the growth of each student. With older children, have them label their drawing or provide written descriptions that accompany their pictures.
- Using a drawing as an assessment allows younger learners to demonstrate their knowledge without be restricted by their language skills
- The similarity of the pre- and post-assessment provides the teacher with a clear understanding of each students' learning
- Offers extension ideas for assessing knowledge about living things
- For older or advanced learners, teacher will need to adapt this assessment