World Builders  --  Unit 2  --  Geology

Rubric for Web Pages
 

An illustrated draft of this page is due in class on Week 4.
 
Your group should discuss what your geology will be like in Week 2.

Use Designing Your Planet's Geology to help you with this.

modle geology 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 describe and map your planet.

Names: name your land masses and oceans.

1. Tell How Your Planet Cooled: Were there asteroid impacts?  Volcanic activity? What are conditions like today?

2. Describe the Land on Your Planet: Draw a map showing the land masses of your planet. Name your continents and oceans. Write a little explanation to go with your map.

3. Draw a Contour Map: Your map should show the elevations of your planet. Draw the major rivers. Label your map so that we know what the colors mean.

4. Describe the Oceans: Map the depth of your oceans. Do your continents have continental shelves?

5. Landscape Profiles: Take a cross section of your elevation map to show how the continents look from a side view.

Links: This page links to Chapter Three and to the Table of Contents. Sign your work!

 

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 address the issue of tectonic plates.

  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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