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. 

Please email the science team if you have any questions.

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Name1DownloadGrade LevelPhenomenon within the taskScience and Engineering PracticesCrosscutting Concepts
Lion TroublesLion_Trouble_TCT.pdf4​Engineering Design / Lions Eating Livestock in AfricaEngaging in Argument from Evidence; Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating InformationCause and Effect
Pots and PansPots_and_Pans_TCT.pdf4Engineering DesignAnalyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from EvidenceN/A
Bundles of JoyBundles_of_Joy_TCT.pdf4Relationships Between Size, Gestation Period, Life Span​Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from EvidencePatterns
Worms, the Dirty WorkWorms_the_Dirty_Work_TCT.pdf5Decomposition​​Planning Carrying Out Investigations; Engaging in Argument from EvidenceCause and Effect
Matter ModelsMatter_Models_TCT.pdf5Evaporation of WaterDeveloping and Using Models; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsCause and Effect
Acorn to Oak TreeAcorn_to_Oak_Tree_TCT.pdf5Tree Mass from Gas (and Water)​​Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsPatterns
Ana's SunglassesAna's_Sunglasses_TCT.pdf5​Monthly Variation in Day Length Throughout YearUsing Mathematics and Computational Thinking; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsPatterns; Cause and Effect
More MantisesMore_Mantises_TCT.pdf5Populations within Ecosystems are Interdependent​Developing and Using Models; Engaging in Argument from EvidenceSystems and System Models
Lunar PhasesLunar_Phases_TCT.pdf6​Lunar PhasesDeveloping and Using Models; Constructing Explanations and Designing SolutionsCause and Effect
Fishy FortunetellerFishy_Fortuneteller_TCT.pdf6Hygroscopic Material​Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Planning Carrying Out InvestigationsPatterns

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