Waste Water Project Rubric

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Standards

Exceeds (4)

Meets (3)

Nearly Meets (2)

Beginning (1)

Waste Water 1:  Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions (LS2-3).

Includes proficient, and:

❑ Analyze how the wastewater treatment process has altered the cycling of matter and flow of energy

❑ Research and clarify the role of bacteria during your lab in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.  Describe the role of oxygen.

❑ Create a food web that shows how sunlight energy moves through plants and animals. The diagram must include the following:

  • Solar input
  • Decomposers role with matter
  • 7 energy transfers between organisms
  • Identify producers and consumers (with consumer level)
  • Shows the correct direction of energy flow

Using data from your lab results, explain what form of nitrogen was present at the start of the lab and what caused it to change

Missing one or more of the meets components. PLEASE CORRECT.

Missing many components of the meet.  PLEASE CORRECT.

Waste Water 2:  Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem  (LS2-4)

Includes all conditions of Proficient as well as the following:

❑  Describe the loss of energy at each trophic level including a percent of energy lost and an explanation of why.

❑  Create separate digital graphs using Google Docs of the chemical results for wastewater testing: pH, ammonia & oxygen

Includes the following:

❑  Starting with 1200 kcal of energy for the producer, show how the energy is transferred in the food web;  include at least three organisms with labeled transfers (can use the same diagram as in Standard 1).

❑ Write a mathematical formula showing the change of energy from one level to the next in a food chain/web

Missing one or more of the meets components. PLEASE CORRECT.

Missing many components of the meet.  PLEASE CORRECT.

Waste Water 3:  Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity  (LS2-7)

Includes all conditions of Proficient as well as the following:

❑Compare & contrast the classroom treatment to the real treatment plant Include:

  • Discuss similarities and differences
  • Discussion of how treatment plant manages external pollutants

Includes the following:

❑ Discuss the results of your wastewater treatment.

❑ Evaluate safety considerations for discharge into the Tualatin River.

Missing one or more of the meets components. PLEASE CORRECT.

 

Missing many components of the meet.  PLEASE CORRECT.

SCIENCE Standards

Exceeds (4)

Meets (3)

Nearly Meets (2)

Beginning (1)

Science Standard 1: Planning & Evaluation

Hypothesis & Variables:

❑  Several appropriate constants listed.

Procedure & Background:

❑  Background connects the lab to larger ideas

❑  At least one credible, external citation used (MLA format) furthers background explanation or  to cite specific examples of other areas in science or current events that topic relates to.

Evaluation:

❑  Explains limitations, errors, or weaknesses of experiment and suggests improvement

❑  Applies related concepts to topics in the news, scientific community, or your life.

Hypothesis & Variables:

❑  Lists IV, DV & Control

❑  States at least two appropriate constants

Procedure & Background:

❑  Background describes purpose of the lab

Evaluation:

❑  States an explanation (of process and  results), with justification, based on analysis of the data

❑  Links findings to original question or hypothesis or background

States appropriate data to support the explanation.

Hypothesis & Variables:

Incorrectly identifies IV, DV and or Control

States less than two  appropriate constant

Procedure & Background:

Procedure that is not  repeatable and/or clear

Background describes purpose of the lab

Evaluation:

States an explanation that does not include justification using data

Limited connection of findings to original question or hypothesis

Hypothesis & Variables:

Incorrectly identifies or does not include an  IV, DV and or Control states less than two  appropriate constant

Procedure & Background:

Procedure that is not  repeatable and/or clear

Procedure does not have numbered steps

No background or has no connection to lab

Evaluation:

States no explanation or justification

No connection of findings to original question

Science Standard 2: Data Analysis & Technology

Data:

❑   Show the formula used for  calculating energy transfers (Just once - do not show for each step)

❑   Type of graph clearly illustrates data trends for analyzed data and includes units

Data Analysis:

❑   Units in data table are correct

❑   Type of calculation is correct for the test

Technology:

❑   Apply a variety of digital tools to gather and evaluate information.

❑   Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats

Data Analysis:

Raw data table does not  include title, units or raw data

Type of graph is not appropriate for analyzed data

Labeling of graph is not correct (axis, units, and title)

Technology:

Uses tools for data processing  or research evaluation inaccurately or inappropriately.

Use of technological resources requires significant assistance.

Data Analysis:

Raw data table is illegible or not present

Type of graph is not appropriate for analyzed data or not present

Labeling of graph is not correct (axis, units, and title)

Technology:

Does not use tools for data or research inaccurately or inappropriately.

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