Name:___________________________________________ Date:______________________ Period:________

Properties of Water Performance Task

You will be making a project based on your knowledge of the water properties discussed in class and the information you learned through our discussions. You can use additional resources of your choice IF approved in advance by your teacher.  Due _________________________________________________.

Information you must have in your final product.

                                        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Water_molecule.png                   

**Other choices must be approved by teacher.  

Possible Student Roles and/or Audiences

  1. Actor                        8. Engineer
  2. Advertiser                9. Filmmaker
  3. Author                10. Newscaster
  4. Business Person        11. Photographer
  5. CEO                        12. Playwright
  6. Coach                        13. Radio Jockey
  7. Detective                14. Tour Guide

Possible Projects and/or Performances

  1. Advertisement                8. Classroom lesson
  2. Brochure                        9. Cartoon
  3. Newspaper/Magazine        10. Model(s)
  4. Play                                11. Photo Journal
  5. Poem, rap, story                12. Video
  6. “Website”                        13. Storyboard
  7. Radio Script                        14. Puppet Show

Property 1

Property 2

Property 3

Property 4

Property 5

Property 6

Property 7

Property 8

Property 9

Closing

Please read and follow the following rubric which will be used to assess your understanding of the water properties.

Characteristics

Above Proficiency __4__ pts

Proficient

__3__ pts

Below Proficient __2__ pts

Novice

__1__ pts

The Properties of water

The properties of water is clearly titled and each property discussed is clearly detailed.

The properties of water is done with basic detail and most points are clearly stated.

1 or 2 properties are missing or below expectations.

The booklet is missing too many parts.

Questions answered:

The explanation for each question is clearly stated and accurate with great detail.

The explanation for each question is stated with basic detail or may have 1 or 2 errors.  

The explanation each question is stated below expectations or may have 3 or 4 errors.  

There is really no clear understanding of the explanations for the questions.  

Vocabulary Usage:

All vocabulary words are defined correctly and/ or used correctly in the story.  The reader has used prior knowledge of the properties and incorporated it into the story.  

Most of the vocabulary words are defined correctly and/or used correctly in the story.  The writer has an idea of how the properties of water affect our lives.  

At least half of the vocabulary words are defined correctly and /or used correctly in the story.  

Less than half of the vocabulary words are defined and/or used correctly in the story.

Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar

No errors found in the story.

1 or 2 errors found in the story

3-5 errors found in the story.

More than 6 errors found in the story.

Story Organization and Style

Your booklet is well developed and engages the reader.  It easily transitions from one thought to another.  It is highly visual and easy to read.  The reader learns a lot about the properties of water.

Your booklet is well developed but may need some additional ways to engage the reader, and transition your ideas.  May need to be more visual and easier to read.  

Your booklet may have some of the essentials but is lacking the organization and transitions necessary to engage the reader.  Possibly not visual or easy to read.

Your booklet is lacking many of the elements needed to organize the story.  Needs more work to engage the reader and make it easy to read.

Please read and follow the following rubric which will be used to assess your understanding of the water properties.

Characteristics

Above Proficiency __4__ pts

Proficient

__3__ pts

Below Proficient __2__ pts

Novice

__1__ pts

The Properties of water

The properties of water is clearly titled and each property discussed is clearly detailed.

The properties of water is done with basic detail and most points are clearly stated.

1 or 2 properties are missing or below expectations.

The booklet is missing too many parts.

Questions answered:

The explanation for each question is clearly stated and accurate with great detail.

The explanation for each question is stated with basic detail or may have 1 or 2 errors.  

The explanation each question is stated below expectations or may have 3 or 4 errors.  

There is really no clear understanding of the explanations for the questions.  

Vocabulary Usage:

All vocabulary words are defined correctly and/ or used correctly in the story.  The reader has used prior knowledge of the properties and incorporated it into the story.  

Most of the vocabulary words are defined correctly and/or used correctly in the story.  The writer has an idea of how the properties of water affect our lives.  

At least half of the vocabulary words are defined correctly and /or used correctly in the story.  

Less than half of the vocabulary words are defined and/or used correctly in the story.

Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar

No errors found in the story.

1 or 2 errors found in the story

3-5 errors found in the story.

More than 6 errors found in the story.

Story Organization and Style

Your booklet is well developed and engages the reader.  It easily transitions from one thought to another.  It is highly visual and easy to read.  The reader learns a lot about the properties of water.

Your booklet is well developed but may need some additional ways to engage the reader, and transition your ideas.  May need to be more visual and easier to read.  

Your booklet may have some of the essentials but is lacking the organization and transitions necessary to engage the reader.  Possibly not visual or easy to read.

Your booklet is lacking many of the elements needed to organize the story.  Needs more work to engage the reader and make it easy to read.