Assessment

Criteria

Beginning

1

(Does not meet)

 

Developing

2

(minimally meets)

Accomplished

3

(Meets)

Exemplary

4

(exceeds)

Communication in Science

 

 

Student does not reach a standard described in any of the descriptors described at the right

 

Student uses a limited range of scientific language correctly

 

 

 

The student communicates scientific information with limited effectiveness

Student uses some scientific language correctly

 

 

 

 

 

The student communicates scientific information with some effectiveness

Student uses sufficient language correctly

 

 

 

 

The student communicates scientific information effectively

Knowledge and Understanding Student does not reach a standard described in any of the descriptors described at the right The student recalls some scientific ideas, concepts and/or processes.

The student applies scientific understanding to solve simple problems

The student describes scientific ideas, concepts, and/or processes

 

The student applies scientific understanding to solve complex problems in familiar situations

 

The student analyses scientific information by identifying parts, relationships and causes

The student uses scientific ideas, concepts, and/or processes correctly to construct scientific explanations

 

The student applies scientific understanding to solve complex problems including those in unfamiliar situations

 

The student analyses and evaluates scientific information and makes judgments supported by scientific understanding

 Criteria

      Beginning

1

(Does not meet)

 

 Developing

2

(minimally meets)

 Accomplished

3

(Meets)

 Exemplary

4

(exceeds)

Climate

ð         Map: biome and biome region identified

 

 

 

 

ð        Abiotic: climate, (describes how biome is affected by climate) soil, landscape

 

 

 

 

ð        4 Factors affecting climate

 

 

 

 

ð        Species endangerment

 

 

 

 

ð        Climatograph

 

 

 

 

Adaptation

ð         Endangered sp. Including pic and 3 adaptations

 

 

 

 

ð        1 plant and 1 animal with picture, includes adaptation type & why  beneficial

 

 

 

 

ð         Symbiosis: 1 example with picture

 

 

 

 

ð        Species endangerment

 

 

 

 

Interaction

ð        Food chain (min4 organisms)

 

 

 

 

ð         Food web: Minimum 10 organisms, correctly labeled

 

 

 

 

ð        Energy or biomass Pyramid

 

 

 

 

ð        Foreign Invasive species: picture, description

 

 

 

 

ð      Species endangerment

 

 

 

 

ð        Blog site set-up

 

 

 

 

ð        Bibliography: minimum 5 sources cited, all pictures cited

 

 

 

 

ð        Poster answering the 3 questions

 

 

 

 

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