Are you stressed out trying to make a lesson plan for a formal teacher evaluation?

Here’s a quick checklist:

  • Does the material connect to content already learned?
  • Does the material connect to content you will address in the future?
  • Does the lesson show students how to use the content in real life?
  • Are the students assessing themselves based on criteria they develop (student-made rubric)?
  • Do the students have freedom in the lesson? (differentiation).
  • Are the students required to complete different types of tasks every 15ish minutes?

If you need help, we recommend using our ready-to-go lessons.

This kit is super inexpensive: You can easily implement the 6 bullets listed above. The kit comes with an entire story, data analysis, assessments, and activities. Description: When investigators discovered three deceased victims at a vehicle crash site over the side of Backbone Mountain they retraced the vehicle’s path and also discovered several pieces of broken glass lying in the roadway. In this lab, students will examine the refractive index of various glass fragments. They will learn the importance of glass analysis in the forensic field and how this analysis is performed by forensic scientists. In addition, students will learn to microscopically determine the refractive indices of several known types of glass, and then apply what they have learned in the comparison of glass fragments collected from a crime scene to a potential source. Supplies are included for up to 30 students working in six groups. As in all Lyle and Louise modules, this kit is geared to high school and undergraduate courses and is matched to National Science Education Standards. Kit includes microscope slides, microscope coverslips, refractive index liquid 1: nD=1.45 (1 Set of 6 Bottles), refractive index liquid 2: nD=1.47 (1 Set of 6 Bottles), refractive index liquid 3: nD=1.49 (1 Set of 6 Bottles). Also includes headlight reference glass (6 envelopes), bottle reference glass (6 envelopes), evidence questioned glass (6 envelopes), evidence known glass (6 envelopes). It can be stored at room temperature.

Let us know if you need more ideas for formal evaluations!

-Xandy Whitman