Human Impact Project Rubric

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Create a planting plan proposal to restore a local Tualatin habitat to a native habitat that includes the following:

Standards

Exceeds (4)

Meets (3)

Nearly Meets (2)

Beginning (1)

Human Impact 1 :  Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and carrying capacity of populations in ecosystems (LS2-2, LS2-1).

Includes all conditions of Proficient as well as the following:

  Create a graph to compare species before and after planting plan.

❑ Research historical land uses for Tualatin School site (what did this habitat used to be) and how the land has been altered

Planting plan proposal includes the following:

❑ Calculate the average percent of native and non-native number of individual species before and after planting plan

❑   Calculate the type and population size of native animals that can be supported (carrying capacity) by your planting plan (plant density).

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

Missing many components of the meet.  PLEASE CORRECT.

Human Impact 2 :  Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity (LS4-6).

Includes all conditions of Proficient as well as the following:

❑ Determine a 5-year maintenance plan that includes on-going costs, labor hours and additional plantings.

❑  Predict what future obstacles and potential non-native invasive management  (list at least 3 species) might entail.

Planting plan proposal  includes the following:

❑  Create a planting plan

 

❑  Assess cost, safety, reliability, cultural/social, and environmental impacts of plan.

❑  Identify species to be planted in planting plan (genus & species, number of plants per species)

❑ Discuss three management strategies to  increase the percent of native species

  • Plants appropriate to habitat/conditions
  • Timeline (correct order of planting)
  • Management & removal of non-native invasive species

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

Missing many components of the meet.  PLEASE CORRECT.

Human Impact 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:

❑ Describe how your planting plan will improve biodiversity and habitat for native species

Planting plan proposal includes the following:

Discuss the difference between native, non-native and non-native invasive impact biodiversity.

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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