Assessment Strategies
and Tools

Habitat and the Seasons
When Will Our Local
Habitat be Ready?

Criteria: Via words or drawings, student can . . .
List what the migrating animal needs to survive and reproduce.      
Describe seasonal changes necessary for the habitat to meet these basic needs.      
Identify cause-and-effect relationships that drive these events.      
Recognize the sun's central role in driving these changes.      
Identify the links in one of the animal's food chains (beginning with the sun).      
Gather data on local habitat conditions.      
Use evidence to make sound predictions about future habitat changes.      

Sample Journey North application for this assessment scale: