I remember when I was a teacher we had all sorts of benchmark tests to prepare our students for the BIG State Test. I also remember finding fun tests that would prepare them, but were more interesting and didn’t feel like a test. I found one yesterday that I wish I had during my classroom days. It’s called the U-SAT. There are three levels, with questions for math, science and of course reading. The questions are of high interest. This one even has the bubble boxes and response space just like my old state’s test.
Here’s a sample question:
Agent J, one of the Men in Black, is speaking with an alien on his first visit to Earth. The alien notices that, unlike on his planet, Earth switches from daylight to darkness every day. Which of the following explanations is Agent J most likely to use to explain why this phenomenon occurs?
- A. The change is caused by the movement of the moon around the Earth
- B. The sun rotates around the Earth as the Earth orbits the sun.
- C. The sun spins around the Earth.
- D. The Earth rotates on its axis as it orbits the sun.
Need help with the answer? Check out Cosmeo for the Night and Day video, which is a segment from TLC Elementary School: Liftoff Into Space.
Let’s try another question. We’ll go for math this time.
For an upcoming concert at Hard Rock Live, a band is using two price structures. There are 80 seats set up on the floor that are selling for $75.00 each. The rest of the venue is general admission. The cost for admission if you’re not in a seat is $40. The whole concert completely sold out. If total admission receipts equaled $29,600.00, what’s the maximum occupancy of Hard Rock Live for this show?
Again, Cosmeo’s math power is phenomenal. Have you checked this feature out yet?
The reading passages deal with things like history of a park that opened doors to their new other park in 1999, a visit to the Lost Continent, the history of filmmaker Carl Laemmle, and Dr. Doom. Can you guess where I found this U-SAT?
If you can answer the science and math question, plus tell me where I got this wonderful test by leaving a comment below, I’ll put your name in the hat for a fun prize.
Have a great weekend!