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iRubric: Volcano Model & Poster rubric

iRubric: Volcano Model & Poster rubric

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Volcano Model & Poster

  Derived from rubric: BUILD A VOLCANO "MANDATORY"
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Rubric Code: S3B65C
Choose a general volcano location (convergent plate boundary, divergent plate boundary, or hot spot). Build a three-dimensional, working model of this type of volcano. Create an accompanying poster describing the volcano in terms of specific locations, type of magma, type of eruptions, how it is formed, and the effects of that type of volcanic eruption.
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Keywords: volcano model; volcano poster; science fair
Categories: Subjects: English   Geography   Geology   Science  
Types: Project   Assignment   Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8

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  Does not meet expectations
0 pts
Approaching expectations
1 pts
Minimally meets expectations
2 pts
Meets expectations
3 pts
Exceeds expectations
4 pts
Model Function
Does not meet expectations

No model included
Approaching expectations

Some instructions were followed, but is missing two or more of the following: volcano erupts properly, model built on container with edges, name and division is on container.
Minimally meets expectations

Some instructions were followed, but is missing one of the following: volcano erupts properly, model built on container with edges, name and division is on container.
Meets expectations

Instructions were followed: volcano erupts properly, model built on container with edges, name and division is on container.
Exceeds expectations

All instructions were followed thoroughly, with care and focus on detail: volcano erupts properly, model built on container with edges, name and division is on container, includes background "scene" details to make model more realistic.
Model Appearance
Does not meet expectations

No model included
Approaching expectations

The model is built on a container but the quality is very poor. It looks like the student ran out of time.
Minimally meets expectations

The model is built on a container but the quality is not very good. It looks like the student rushed to finish.
Meets expectations

The model is adequately built on container with edges. It appears student worked hard on it.
Exceeds expectations

The model is beautifully built on container with edges. Background details and landscape are included to enhance realism of model. It appears student put forth a lot of effort getting things just right.
Poster: Written Information
Does not meet expectations

No written content included
Approaching expectations

Missing two or more of the following information: magma type, eruption type, effects of this type of eruption, general location of volcano type, specific location in the world of volcano, whether specific volcanoes are active or dormant in the world.
Minimally meets expectations

Missing one of the following info on this volcano: magma type, eruption type, effects of this type of eruption, general location of volcano type, specific location in the world of volcano, whether specific volcanoes are active or dormant in the world.
Meets expectations

Lists specific info on this volcano: magma type, eruption type, effects of this type of eruption, general location of volcano type, specific location in the world of volcano, whether specific volcanoes are active or dormant in the world.
Exceeds expectations

Lists specific info on this volcano: magma type, eruption type, effects of this type of eruption, general location of volcano type, specific location in the world of volcano, whether specific volcanoes are active or dormant in the world. Information goes beyond what is included in the textbook.
Poster: Illustrations
Does not meet expectations

No illustration included
Approaching expectations

Student provided one small illustration that did not demonstrate the volcano or plate activity.
Minimally meets expectations

Student provided one illustration, but the standard was poor and there was little understanding of volcanic processes evident. Illustration messily attached to poster.
Meets expectations

Student provided one or more illustrations, the standard was acceptable, and volcanic processes understanding was average. Illustrations neatly attached to poster.
Exceeds expectations

Student provided two or more illustrations to a high standard, demonstrating superior understanding of volcanic processes. Contains a coloured world map showing specific volcano locations. Illustrations neatly attached to poster.
Poster: Appearance and Conventions
Does not meet expectations

No poster included
Approaching expectations

Poster lacks neatness and organisation. Missing two or more of the following elements: title, name, division. Has several spelling/grammar errors. Appears student ran out of time.
Minimally meets expectations

Poster is somewhat messy. Missing one of the following elements: title, name, division. Has three to five spelling/grammar errors. Appears as though student rushed to finish.
Meets expectations

Poster is tidy and organised. Contains the following elements: title, name, division. Has one or two spelling/grammar errors. Appears student spent adequate time creating poster.
Exceeds expectations

Poster is neat, creative, and well-organised. Contains the following elements in a creative manner: title, name, division. Has no spelling/grammar errors. Appears student spent a lot of time creating poster.
Use of class time
Does not meet expectations

No class time used; had to be removed from classroom to prevent student from distracting others.
Approaching expectations

Wasted most of class time; consistently off-task; usually came to class without materials
Minimally meets expectations

Much of class time was wasted; usually off-task; frequently came to class unprepared to work
Meets expectations

Some class time wasted; usually on-task; occasionally forgot materials or needed to retrieve supplies from locker
Exceeds expectations

Little to no class time wasted; consistently on-task and prepared to work at beginning of class



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