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Task: Oh Say Can You See

Alignment of Performance Task with National Standards
Grade Level: 9-12

Specific skills and knowledge demonstrated by the task: Alignment with Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy Alignment with National Science Education Standards
Students' understanding of electromagnetic radiation including how differences in the way waves travel are due to differences in wavelength and properties of materials. 4F- Motion (9-12)#3: …A great variety of, radiation is in the form of electromagnetic waves: radio waves, microwaves, radiant heat, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays. These wavelengths vary from radio waves, the longest, to gamma rays, the shortest....

4F- Motion (9-12)#5 Waves can… reflect off surfaces, be absorbed by materials they enter [or be transmitted through them]…All these effects vary with wavelength.
Standard B Physical Science: Interactions of Energy and Matter#1 …Waves…have energy and can transfer energy when they interact with matter.

Standard B Physical Science: Interactions of Energy and Matter#2 …Electromagnetic waves include radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays…
Students' ability to use visuals, such as charts and maps, to communicate information. 12 Communication Skills (9-12)#1-Make and interpret scale drawings [maps]

12 Communication Skills (9-12)#7- Use tables, charts, and graphs in making arguments and claims in oral and written presentations.
Standard A: Inquiry- Communication: … appropriately, developing diagrams and charts…
Students' ability to present their findings clearly and effectively. 12D Communication Skills- Essay- "clear and accurate communication" Standard A: Inquiry-Communication: …accurate and effective communication including expressing concepts, reviewing information, summarizing data, using language appropriately, developing diagrams and charts,…speaking clearly and logically…