Curriculum-Embedded Performance Task
Strand II: Chemical Structures & Properties
Science, Technology & Society
This curriculum-embedded science performance task is related to the content standards and expected performances for Grades 9-10, as described in the Core Science Curriculum Framework, under Scientific Inquiry, Literacy and Numeracy, Strand II – Chemical Structures and Properties.
Students will evaluate the credibility of information provided by different websites as it relates to the risks versus benefits of using plastic products.
Access to computers/Internet
Students will need background information on the strategies used to evaluate the credibility of online resources. The media specialist at your school may provide instruction on this topic or you may want to collaborate with the media specialist on a lesson for your classes centered on this inquiry standard. A template for the student activity is provided for your convenience or you may create your own.
You will find several strategies for tips on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online sites at these and other websites: