The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about characteristics of life. Viruses are used as a context to uncover students’ ideas about what determines whether something is considered a living or a nonliving thing. This sample chapter also includes the Eggs Assessment probe, Table of Contents and Index

Grade Levels

High School Middle School


Type Book ChapterPub Date 3/7/2011Stock # PB291X1_2

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