World Builders  --  Unit 3  --  Climate and Weather

Rubric for Web Pages
 

An illustrated draft of this page is due in class on Week 5.

Your group should discuss what your planet's weather will be like in Week 3.
Use Designing Your Planet's Meteorology to help you with this.

model meteorology page

A = Excellent  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 describe and map your planet's weather..

1. Begin with a General Description of Your Planet: Is it hot, cold, wet, dry? Describe the atmosphere, albedo, and gravity.

2. Decide on the Major Air and Ocean Currents: Draw arrows on the map to show where these currents go. Comment on the map.

3. Draw a Rainfall Map: Your map should show areas with different rainfall in different colors. Label your map so that we know what the colors mean. Comment and explain the map.

4. Draw a Temperature Map: (One or two maps) Your map should show the temperature ranges on your planet. Use color coding again. Comment and explain the maps.

Links: This page links to Chapter Four and to the Table of Contents. Sign your work with a mailto: link.

An A assignment will demonstrate that you understand the concepts presented in the science notes. It will be visually attractive.  The format that I have given you is only a suggestion. You may arrange the page to look any way that you like, but the basic information should be included. To get an A be sure to explain what your maps mean and give some reasons for your design choices.

 B = Good

B  means good work, work that shows effort, thought, and  some understanding of the concepts presented in the science notes.

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
  • illustrations that don't make sense
  • incomplete descriptions
  • poor understanding of the concepts presented in the science notes.
  • minimal efforts on the math required
  • 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 presented in the science notes.

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 descriptions
  • inappropriate features
  • illustrations that don't make sense or are inappropriate
  • very little understanding of the concepts presented in the science notes.
  • 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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