Assignment Rubrics

While Dr. Merritt does not have assignment rubrics available for every single assignment used during the semester, rubrics are available for many of the most commonly encountered assignments. The number of available rubrics will increase each semester, so be sure to check this page often for newly added rubrics. Also, be sure to ‘refresh’ or ‘reload’ your page so that any newly added rubrics are revealed since the last time you visited this page. The assignment rubrics are organized by assignment type.

An important message to students: It is recommended that you make use of an assignment rubric before completing and submitting an assignment because each rubric lists many of the key criteria upon which your assignment will be evaluated.

LAB/FIELD REPORTS


FORMAL REPORTS

Descriptive Investigations

Comparative Investigations

Experimental Investigations

Modelling Investigations

INFORMAL REPORTS

Pre-Investigation Practices

Identifying Variables (manipulated, responding, controlling)
Writing Research Questions
Making Hypotheses
Making Predictions

Data Collection

Generic

Data tables (3-criteria)
Data tables (9-criteria)

Specific

Data tables with words
Data tables with numbers (Statistics)
Data tables with numbers (NO statistics)
Data tables with words and numbers (Hybrid tables)

Data Transformation

Generic

Charts & Graphs (3-criteria)

Specific

Pie Charts
Bar Charts
Histograms
Line Charts (or Line Graphs)
Scatter Plots (or Scatter Graphs or X/Y Scatter Plots)
Stacked Charts
– Stacked Bar Graphs
– Stacked Area Graphs
Boxplots
– Box-and-Whisker Plots
– Stem-and-Leaf Plots
Sparklines
Kite diagrams

 

LAB/FIELD NOTEBOOK


Table of Contents (TOC)

Investigation Entries

Personal Journal Entries

 

PROJECTS


PERSONAL COLLECTION

LONG-TERM OBSERVATION EXERCISE

 

WRITING


ARTICLE ANALYSES

Popular Science Article Analyses (PSAAs)
Scientific Articles (SAAs)
– Research Articles
– Review Articles

THE STORY OF __________

Elements

Carbon (C)
Oxygen (O)
Hydrogen (H)
Nitrogen (N)
Phosphorous (P)
Potassium (K)

Molecules (Simple)

Hydrogen gas (H2)
Oxygen gas (O2)
Nitrogen gas (N2)
Carbon monoxide (CO)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Molecules (Complex)

Glucose (C6H12O6)
Carbohydrates
Proteins
Lipids
Nucleic Acids

Human Processes

(Food) Digestion
(Blood) Circulation
Breathing (Respiration)
Cellular Respiration
Reproduction

Plant Processes

Photosynthesis
Cellular Respiration
Nutrient transportation
Reproduction in plants
– Flowering
– Pollination
– Fertilization
– Embryogenesis

WHAT IS __________?

Generic

What Is…? rubric without points
What Is…? rubric with points

Supporting Content Guidelines

Seed
Seedling
Flower
Photosynthesis

THICK DESCRIPTIONS

 

CLASSROOM SCIENCE BINDER


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