Science I and II UIL Test

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Basics of Science I and II
A+ Science I and II UIL
Capital Conference 2015
Becky Arndt Key
Presenter
About Me
Teach Science at Robinson High School
Currently Calculator Applications Coach
Previously Accounting Coach
A+ Science I and II Consultant
Contact Email: [email protected]
General Information
Emphasis for the Science contest will be placed on
knowledge of scientific fact, understanding of
scientific principles and the ability to think through
scientific problems.
The contest was designed to test not only memory
but the ability to critically think about science and
scientific processes and concepts.
UIL Constitution and
Contest Rules
REPRESENTATION:
Individual Competition. Up to 3 contestants in the
district meet.
Team Competition. The combined scores of the 3
contestants in each division from a school shall
constitute the school’s team score. Must have 3 contestants to compete to participate in the team
competition.
NATURE OF THE CONTEST:
Contest Format. Approximately 35 objective
questions
Time Allotted for Contest. 45-minute contest.
Such concepts include, but are not limited to: matter
and energy, equilibrium, force and motion, physical
and chemical properties, the relationship between
organisms and the environment, the components of
our solar system, the composition of matter and
genetics. The contests will build upon the vast body
of changing and increasing knowledge described by
physical, mathematical and conceptual models.
Scoring. Each test should be independently scored
twice, and papers contending to place should be
scored a third time.
For each correct answer, add five points.
For each incorrect answer, subtract two points.
No deduction is taken for skipped or unanswered
items.
A+ Academics Resources
http://www.uiltexas.org/aplus/resources
Chalk Hills Educational Resources
PO Box 295, Lorena, TX 76655
Phone: 254-717-7538; Fax: 254-857-4530
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.chalkhills.com
Supplies review guides and practice test package
for Science I & II.
Weight of Test
Science I
Scientific Investigations and Reasoning
15%
processes have been incorporated into other sections
Matter and Energy
17%
Forces, Motion, and Energy
9%
Earth and Space
14%
Organisms and Environment
45%
Weight of Test
Science II
Scientific Investigations and Reasoning
15%
processes have been incorporated into other sections
Matter and Energy
20%
Forces, Motion, and Energy
10%
Earth and Space
40%
Organisms and Environment
15%
Content Level
All written based on the TEKS
Emphasizes correct application of science skills
Higher level questioning
TEKS Correlation
Coaching Hints
Develop a timeline. Check your school calendar for conflicts.
When selecting your team, don’t forget alternates
Determine times to meet or practice as a team
Encourage members to practice on their own or using a “study buddy”
Provide study outline for students: Break content down into smaller
sections using the TEKS
Make studying resources available to student. Several website will be
given.
Try integrating technology: “Clickers”, Jeopardy Reviews, Poll everywhere, Kahoot, Pod or Vodcasts
Have mock test. Explain scoring and procedures to students
Network with other sponsors to get ideas
Websites
http://lead4ward.com/resources/
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics
http://www.brightstorm.com/science/
http://www.classtools.net/
http://jeopardylabs.com/
http://www.exploratorium.edu/
http://studyblue.com
https://www.remind.com/
http://phet.colorado.edu/
http://www.polleverywhere.com/
https://kahoot.it/#/
Questions and Answers
Questions?
Suggestions
Door Prizes
Please remember to fill out the evaluation form for this
session
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