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Rubric: Future Biomes Project
Students will research biomes, global climate change, and plant and animal adaptations to create a model of a futuristic biome, including the descriptions of one plant and one animal that have adapted to the environmental changes due to climate shifts.

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  Poor

5 pts

Fair

10 pts

Good

15 pts

Excellent

20 pts

Research

Poor

No attempt at research on the following topics:
1. Current biome.
2. Climate Change
3. Animal adaptations.
4. Plant adaptations
Fair

Student completely fills out 1-2 research sheets, but is missing research on 1-2 topics of the following topics:
1. Current biome.
2. Climate Change
3. Animal adaptations.
4. Plant adaptations
Good

Students fills out 3-4 research sheets, but is missing research on at least one of the following topics:
1. Current biome.
2. Climate Change
3. Animal adaptations.
4. Plant adaptations
Excellent

Students completely fills out at least 4 research sheets and includes all information for all 4 of the following topics:
1. Current biome.
2. Climate Change
3. Animal adaptations.
4. Plant adaptations
Creativity

Poor

Project is thrown together with no purpose and does not include plant or animal adaptations.
Fair

Project appears forced and not cohesive. Plants and animals do not reflect proposed changes in the biome.
Good

Project is nice, but is not unique. It has similar components as other models. Plants and animals reflect proposed changes in the biome.
Excellent

Project is unique, does not look like the others.
Shows creativity that works, it is not just weird but exciting and fresh. Plants and animals reflect proposed changes in the biome.
Self-Direction

Poor

Groups do not work together well and rely only on the teacher for guidance and problem solving assistance.
Fair

Groups are reminded to work together often and rely on the teacher for guidance and problem solving assistance.
Good

Groups are cohesive and work together to problem solve occasionally relying on the teacher for guidance.
Excellent

Groups are cohesive and work together to problem solve without reliance on the teacher. They seek appropriate help only when necessary.
Information

Poor

Future Biome fact sheet is missing.
Fair

Future Biome fact sheet included, but incomplete.
Good

Future Biome fact sheet is complete, but the plant and animal adaptations do not match the proposed changes to the environment due to climate change.
Excellent

Future Biome fact sheet is complete and the plant and animal adaptations make sense with the proposed changes to the environment due to climate change.
Product

Poor

The diorama or project board are not complete.
Fair

The diorama or project board are missing one or more of the following components:
1. environmental change
2. adapted plant species
3. adapted animal species
Good

The diorama or project board include all of the following components:
1. enbironmental change
2. adapted plant species
3. adapted animal species
Excellent

The diorama or project board include the following components along with extra information or detai about biome changesl:
1. environmental change
2. adapted plant species
3. adapted animal species




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