These prompts can only be used as part of a multi-component extended task. They should not be used in isolation, and the blanks provided are intended to be determined using the content of the scenario presented at the beginning of the multi-component task. The prompts can be open-ended, as shown below. They can also be turned into multiple-choice questions. These prompts were developed using the Framework for K-12 Science Education and Appendix G of the Next Generation Science Standards, along with relevant learning sciences research.
These prompts have not been tested or evaluated in the field. However, educators and researchers are welcome to use them. We request you send feedback and information about how you have used the prompt to william dot penuel at colorado dot edu.
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