Through Course Task (TCT)

Published: 5/17/2021 9:58 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. 

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Name1DownloadGrade LevelPhenomenon within the taskScience and Engineering PracticesCrosscutting Concepts
Ecosystem ChangesEcosystem_Changes_TCT.pdf6Interdependency in Ecosystems​Developing and Using ModelsStability and Change
Dissolving Chocolate Covered CandiesDissolving_Chocolate_Covered_Candies_TCT.pdf6, 7Effect of Temperature on Dissolving Rate​Planning Carrying Out Investigations; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsCause and Effect
Termite TrainingTermite_Training_TCT.pdf6, 7​Pheromones - Experimental DesignPlanning Carrying Out Investigations; Analyzing and Interpreting DataCause and Effect
Delivering the DungDelivering_the_Dung_TCT.pdf6, 7​Celestial Navigation by Dung BeetlesEngaging in Argument from Evidence; Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating InformationCause and Effect
Comparing CitiesComparing_Cities_TCT.pdf6, 7Climate Differences at Equivalent Latitude​Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Analyzing and Interpreting DataPatterns
Tennis Ball BounceTennis_Ball_Bounce_TCT.pdf6, 7, 8Height of Ball Bounce Differs with ConditionsAnalyzing and Interpreting Data; Developing and Using ModelsEnergy and Matter; Systems and System Models
Save the EggSave_the_Egg_TCT.pdf6, 7, 8, 9Air Resistance / Friction / Drag​Developing and Using Models; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Engaging in Argument from EvidencePatterns; Cause and Effect
Chillin' on the BeachChillin_on_the_Beach_TCT.pdf7​Ice Melts at Different Rates Depending on Environmental ConditionsPlanning Carrying Out InvestigationsCause and Effect
Burning CandleBurning_Candle_TCT.pdf7​Candle Wax Seems to Disappear When a Candle BurnsDeveloping and Using Models; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsEnergy and Matter
Icicles on My HouseIcicles_on_My_House_TCT.pdf7Formation of IciclesAnalyzing and Interpreting Data; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsEnergy and Matter; Cause and Effect

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