Students are asked to describe a strategy for testing an item to determine if it is able to conduct electricity. This constructed response question is a sample test item used in past National Assessments of Educational Progress (see About NAEP
). The URL link above takes the user to the NAEP test item, with access to performance data by various subgroups, a scoring guide and student responses, and the content on which the item is based. The NAEP web site allows users to build their own printable database of test items by clicking on Add Question
in the upper right hand corner of the screen. NAEP Reference Number: 2005-8S14 No.: 8.
This question is related to the NAEP question Identify items that conduct electricity
. See ORC # 7257
Ohio Science Academic Content Standards (2002)
Describe that energy takes many forms, some forms represent kinetic energy and some forms represent potential energy; and during energy transformations the total amount of energy remains constant.
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 7)
Trace energy transformation in a simple closed system (e.g., a flashlight).
National Science Education Standards
Transfer of energy (Grades 5 - 8)