Findings from the TIMSS 2019 Problem Solving and Inquiry Tasks

Ina V.S. Mullis, Michael O. Martin, Bethany Fishbein, Pierre Foy, and Sebastian Moncaleano

Chapter 2: Science Grade 4

Farm Investigation

Screen 7 – Animals in the Garden

George confirms on Screen 7 that the footprints were made by the cow, the chicken, the dog, and the goat, and that one of them must have eaten the plants. The cat, duck, and horse are crossed off as possible suspects. By providing the information about which animals made the footprints, this screen sets the next stage of the task and brings all students to the same point of the investigation.