Review Project


In this assignment you will choose/be assigned one unit of material to focus on and review and create review materials as well as sample test questions. I will use this work to create your final exam. You will need to create a minimum quantity of each type of task assigned. Doing the minimum work will earn you 59 pts of the 100 pt assignment. How you earn the remaining points is up to you; do you want to make more multiple choice questions, or graphic organizers?

The first step for this assignment is to go through your the objectives, notes, practice, labs and old exams to re familiarize yourself with the material. Then, you should go through the relevant text and work on the ‘Review Materials/Activities’ below. You will choose/be assigned one unit to focus your efforts on and your work will be shared with your peers for them to make use of in preparation for the final exam.

After having completed those, you should move on to the ‘Testing Materials Portion’ of the assignment. Descriptions, examples and rubrics for each task have been provided below. Refer to them as you complete the assignment in the following document, which will be turned in via emailing it to me. 

Concept-Synonym prompts with examples solutions from the text

You/they write: “Magmas that are low in silica tend to flow very easily like liquid (be very fluid).”

Intentional Mistakes

Graphic organizer

Shows interconnection and organization of the topics and subtopics. Details for each topic should be contained within the same shape.

Graphic organizer rubric

Pre-Reading questions

Pre-reading question rubric

Multiple Choice Questions: (remember, understand)

Create multiple choice questions based on your assigned topic. Try to have the questions focus on the main objective and the relevant details pertaining to it. It can be testing recall (ex: what term has this definition) or application skills (ex: what is the blood type based on the diagram?). Avoid questions about trivial information related to the topic but not directly related to the objective. For example, if the topic is blood spatter analysis and the objective is “classify examples of blood spatter into their appropriate types, explain what can be deduced from them, analyze blood spatter to determine the angle of impact and determine direction of the source, and how to properly collect and preserve blood spatter evidence”, a question about the structure of the heart, though related, is relatively trivial to the objective. Your question should have a minimum of 4 options, the answer to which you should bold.


In the wave-mechanical model of the atom, orbitals are regions of the most probable locations of

(a) protons

(b) positrons

(c) neutrons

(d) electrons

(e) gamma

MC Question Rubric

Short Answer Questions (apply, analyze/explain, evaluate)

Create a short response question where users must do more than recall definitions; they must apply their knowledge of forensic science. They should require some critical thinking and may have multiple possible answers. Create the short answer question and give a possible correct answer in bold after it


What is the difference between a chemical property and a physical property? Use examples to explain the differences.

Chemical properties, such as oxide formula, describe how a substance reacts with other substances. Generally, when that property is observed its when it becomes a new substance. Physical properties, such as density, can observed without changing the substance.

Short answer question Rubric

Open Ended/Long Answer Questions (analyze, evaluate, create)

A good open-ended question encourages critical thinking, exploration and thoughtful responses requiring higher order thinking that necessitates detailed and well-supported responses. Provide a question and an example of a full-credit response in bold.


In your opinion, Which type of evidence is better to have? DNA evidence or blood spatter?

Both types of evidence have their strengths and limitations. In my opinion, I would say DNA has the better potential for being the better type of evidence. DNA is unique to an individual (with the exception of identical twins) and can be used to unambiguously determine the source of the DNA. Blood spatter analysis can be helpful, but it can often times be able to be interpreted multiple different ways. DNA sometimes can have some ambiguity, but in a different way. You will definitively know the source of the sample, but not necessarily how it got there, which can complicate things. 

*note: this question could be answered with the opposite perspective for full credit, as long as it was supported with evidence. 

Open Ended Question Rubric