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Science Interactives

Research and Presentation Rubric
Use the rubric below to assess students’ proficiency with the science interactives. Evaluate whether students’ skills are improving or where they may need additional support or instruction.

Scoring

  • 5: proficient: a high degree of competence
  • 4: capable: an above-average degree of competence
  • 3: satisfactory: a satisfactory degree of competence
  • 2: emerging: a limited degree of competence
  • 1: beginning: No key elements are adequately developed.
Name: Score
Can identify the causes and effects of certain astronomical phenomena.  
Demonstrates an understanding of the meaning of scientific hypothesis and can identify examples of how scientists go about proving their theories.  
Demonstrates knowledge of the methods used by scientists to identify aspects of planetary and solar activity in outer space.  
Demonstrates an understanding of the causes and effects of scientific debate, and how that debate may affect opinions and beliefs of the greater society.  
Demonstrates an understanding of the Earth's relation to other bodies in outer space, such as asteroids, planets, or stars beyond our own solar system.  
Can identify specific changes in everyday life that are brought about through the introduction of new technologies.  
Can identify the causes and effects of certain geologic phenomena and demonstrates a geographic knowledge of the areas of the world they are most likely occur.  
Successfully uses Web technology and informational resources to expand knowledge and understanding of science.  
Demonstrates a basic understanding of the use of math and statistical skills in scientific inquiry.  
Can identify specific individuals responsible for important scientific discovery.  
Can identify the basic components that make up a strand of DNA.  
Demonstrates basic understanding of the methods scientists use to map out a genetic code.  
Subtotal  
Depending on how long your class spends with Science Interactives, evaluate how successful students were in completing the skill focus points. To compute an Overall Score, divide the student's evaluated score by the number of Skill Focus points your class completes. For instance, if your class participates in the entire Science Interactives Project, you would divide the students score by 12 to reach an Overall Score.  

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