World Builders  --  Unit 6  --  Aquatic Animals

Rubric for Web Pages
 

An illustrated draft of this page is due in class on Week 7.

* Before you do this assignment, your group should decide on three biomes. *
* You should all work with the same three biomes. *


model Aquatic Animals Page A = Excellent   A means really great work, work that shows effort, imagination, thought, and special care.

Requirements for an A:

All links work. Spelling is correct. Page is legible and attractive.

Draft of assignment is completed on time.

For this assignment you will need to need to name your water animals and describe them and their environments.

Names: choose your own.

Environment: This has great influence on the biome (community of living things) . Check Aquatic Communities for suggestions.to start with. You should describe the environment, whether shallow mud flats, the open ocean, deep sea volcanic vents, the rocky shore, etc.
How deep is the water where your animals live? What do they eat?

Describe the Animal: Tell the size of the animal and describe its color and structure. Describe specific adaptations that make it able to survive in each different environment. If you have extra species (Notice that, in Designing an Evolving Water Animal, my Tentacle Mouth developed a shell) that shows extra effort and imagination.

Illustrations: May be drawn or gathered from other sources. Illustrations may be diagrammatic so long as they get the concepts across. The examples for this page were all done in SuperPaint and did not require extensive graphic knowledge or artistic talent.

Diagram of Animal Species Relationships: This is a sort of genealogical chart of the different species that have descended from the original cells.

An A assignment will demonstrate that you understand the concepts of Evolution and Adaptation to the Environment. Adaptations will follow from the parents' characteristics and will be appropriate to the environment.

 B = Good B means work that shows effort, thought, and some understanding of Evolution and Adaptation.

Assignments that get a B will show that:

All parts of the assignment have been attempted, but the page shows deficiencies such as:

  • spelling errors
  • minimal plant descriptions
  • minimal biome descriptions
  • inappropriate adaptations or adaptations without reasons given
  • illustrations that don't make sense
  • poor understanding of evolution and adaptation
  • draft not turned in by deadline
  • minor information errors
 C = Fair C means work that shows effort, but is deficient in thought and understanding of the concepts of Evolution and Adaptation.

Assignments that get a C will show that:

Only parts of the assignment will have been attempted, and/or the page shows deficiencies such as:

  • spelling and grammatical errors
  • poor page layout and organization
  • incomplete or missing plant descriptions
  • incomplete or missing biome descriptions
  • inappropriate adaptations or adaptations without reasons given
  • illustrations that don't make sense or are inappropriate
  • very little understanding of evolution and adaptation
  • draft not turned in by deadline and so late as to cause problems for the group
  • incorrect information
  • indications that student did not do research or read the Science Notes


Assignments with many of the problems listed in C will get grades below C.
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