Dates of Research ________________________
Date for Poster Preparation ____________________________
Date of Presentation __________________________
Severe Weather Project
Objective: By the end of this project, you will be able to explain the characteristics and formation of a severe storm and you will apply what you have learned to the writing of a shore story based on your severe storm.
Background: Severe weather is weather that can cause property damage or loss of life. This may include large quantities of rain, lightning, hail, strong winds, or tornadoes.
For this project, you will be working individually to research a severe storm of your choice:
Please use this resource! It will be very helpful in helping you to find all the necessary information but to also meet the criteria of using reputable websites.
Using NoodleTools will help you to easily create an APA format bibliography. If you use pictures that are from a website other than what you take your information from, you MUST also create a bibliography entry for that website. Be sure to use the actual website in your bibliography, not the google images address.
This will count as a test grade and you will be graded individually based on the attached rubric.
Criteria for Success: A successful research project will include answers to the following questions. All text must be in your own words.
_____Category 1: Facts You must answer the following questions:
Now, circle 5 out of the 6 questions below to research…
_____Category 2: Visuals You must answer questions A and B, question C is optional
_____Category 3: Creative Writing
Find/print information on 1 famous storm in history and …
_____ Category 4: Sources and Bibliography
_____ Category 5: Poster My poster has the following criteria:
a. _____All information is in my own words!!!
_____ Category 6: Verbal Presentation During my verbal presentation I will:
Accuracy of Information
Category 1: (35)
Category 2: (15)
Category 3: (25)
Great work! Information was correct AND was in your own words and you answered all questions.
Fair…some information was in your own words but some was not. Most of the information was accurate but some is missing.
You can do better-Information was not in your own words and/or inaccurate or was grossly incomplete.
Category 5: (10)
Great work! Work appeared to be done carefully and as neat as possible. Work was creative!
Limited Text, good use of pictures, pictures have appropriate captions
Okay…but you may have rushed in some areas or were a bit on the sloppy side. Work was somewhat creative
A bit too much text, ok pictures, better captions needed
- You can do better- work appeared rushed and/or was illegible. Was not very creative.
Too much text, pictures not appropriate or no captions
Category 4: (15)
Great Work! You used the appropriate number of sources and they are in proper APA format.
Okay…you might not have used the requested number of resources OR they are not listed in proper format
you did not use the requested number of resources AND they are not in proper format