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Science

Through Course Task (TCT)

Published: 3/9/2020 9:49 AM
Through Course Task (TCT) Expectations 

TCTs are a vital component for a fully functioning and comprehensive science assessment system. To continue to improve high-quality teaching and learning in science, time should be dedicated to not only refining and reflecting on the past use of TCTs, but also to continuing to prepare students for the demands of 3-dimensional science assessments.   

More details about the assessment system may be found on the Science Assessment System page. 


Through Course Task Bank

The TCT Database is populated with TCTs available across grade levels and addressing the science and engineering processes as well as the crosscutting concepts. As TCTs are added to the database, they will be removed from the previously used SharePoint site.

  • Each TCT document is protected by a Creative Commons License

    • Users of TCTs may copy and redistribute materials provided users give credit using the link to the creative commons license. 

    • Users may NOT use the material for any commercial purposes.

    • Users may not remix, transform, or build upon the TCT and distribute for use. 


Please email the science team if you have any questions.


The list may be sorted alphabetically by column. To sort, select the desired column header. It is also possible to search for text within a column.

Documents
DownloadGrade LevelPhenomenon within the taskScience and Engineering PracticesCrosscutting Concepts
A Need for Speed8​Speed a Bigger Factor than Mass in KEAnalyzing and Interpreting Data; Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsPatterns; Cause and Effect
A New Element9,10,11,12The Periodicity of ElementsDeveloping and Using Models; Engaging in Argument from EvidencePatterns
Acorn to Oak Tree5Tree Mass from Gas (and Water)​​Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsPatterns
Airbag Effectiveness9, 10, 11, 12Airbags Effect on MomentumAnalyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from EvidencePatterns
Ana's Sunglasses5​Monthly Variation in Day Length Throughout YearUsing Mathematics and Computational Thinking; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsPatterns; Cause and Effect
Antibiotic Resistance9, 10, 11, 12Antibiotic Use Against Bacteria is Less Effective Than in the PastAnalyzing and Interpreting Data; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsCause and Effect
Armadillo Migration9, 10, 11, 12Armadillo habitat is moving northwardObtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information; Engaging in Argument from EvidenceCause and Effect
Balloon Battle7Static ​ElectricityAsking Questions and Defining Problems; Planning Carrying Out InvestigationsPatterns
Binary Compounds and Their Properties9, 10, 11, 12​Compounds Have Different Characteristic PropertiesDeveloping and Using Models; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from EvidencePatterns; Cause and Effect
Bundles of Joy4Relationships Between Size, Gestation Period, Life Span​Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from EvidencePatterns
Burning Candle7​Candle Wax Seems to Disappear When a Candle BurnsDeveloping and Using Models; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsEnergy and Matter
Can You See What I See?1Illumination Affects VisibilityPlanning Carrying Out Investigations; Engaging in Argument from EvidenceCause and Effect
Chemical Spill7Contamination of a stream​Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from EvidencePatterns; Energy and Matter
Chillin' on the Beach7​Ice Melts at Different Rates Depending on Environmental ConditionsPlanning Carrying Out InvestigationsCause and Effect
Class Pet2​Engineering DesignPlanning Carrying Out Investigations; Engaging in Argument from EvidenceStructure and Function
Cole's ChartKNeeds of Organisms​Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from EvidencePatterns
Comparing Cities6, 7Climate Differences at Equivalent Latitude​Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Analyzing and Interpreting DataPatterns
Coral Bleaching9, 10, 11, 12Coral Bleaching​Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from EvidenceCause and Effect
Coral Reef Changes8Impact of Phosphorous Pollution on Aquatic Ecosystem​Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsCause and Effect
Data Detectives4​Predictable Motion / Experimental DesignPlanning Carrying Out Investigations; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from EvidenceCause and Effect



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