World Builders  --  Unit 4  --  Microbiology

Rubric for Web Pages
 

An illustrated draft of this page is due in class on Week 6.


Your group should discuss what your planet's microbiology will be like in Week 4.

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

Download: Gif Construction Set Pro at http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html

You can use this program to animate your microbes and other graphics that you create.  This program provides a tutorial at the web site.


model microbiology 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 how life began on your planet.

1. Describe the Environment in which life began. Tell about temperature and sources of energy.

2. Describe Your Early Life Forms
Make a sketch or two of the little organisms. Think carefully about cell size.

3. Describe the Development and Adaptations of Your Life Forms: Over time some of  these tiny organisms change. Draw a small family tree chart and show some new species appearing in your ocean. Write a few sentences of explanation about your new life forms.

4.Tell How Your Life Forms Reproduce and Survive Difficult Conditions: This is where you decide on how your organisms will reproduce themselves. Do they have a stragegy for survival through difficult times?

5. Describe Senses and Behaviors that Enhance Survival: Although these life forms do not have senses as we do, some of them respond to differences in temperature and light intensity. Some have developed ways of moving.

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

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

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 diagrams mean and give some reasons why your organisms have changed. Pay special attention to issues of energy capture and reproduction.

Requirements for an A:

All links work.   Spelling is correct. Page is legible and attractive.  Draft of assignment is completed on time.

 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.
  • 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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