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Rube Goldberg 
student created a rube Goldberg machine consisting of 4 simple machines that must run for at least 10 seconds
Rubric Code: ZX4W5AX
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Subject: Science  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  Poor

5 pts

Fair

10 pts

Good

15 pts

Excellent

20 pts

Purpose

Did the student understand the problem and successfully incorportate at least 4 simple machines?

Poor

Did not understand the problem and did not successfully utilitze any of the simple machines required.
Fair

Somewhat understood the problem. Students used less than 4 of the simple machines required.
Good

Mostly understood the project, used all 4 simple machines but did not connect them effectively.
Excellent

Completely understood the problem and used all 4 of the simple machines required
Art/labeling information

Did the student produce a neat and detailed drawing to help explain the machine? Was there a description of each step?

Poor

Either the Artwork or description of machine was completely missing.
Fair

The artwork was sloppy and difficult to read.and/or/ labeling and description of machine was not well detailed.
Good

Some effort was put into the artwork but the labeling was incorrect or unclear.
Excellent

Artwork is neat and detailed. The labeling of each part of the machine was accurate and clear.
Time

How long did the machine take to perform the task?

Poor

Machine took 5 seconds or less to complete the task.
Fair

Machine took between 5 and 7 seconds to complete the task.
Good

Machine took less than 10 seconds but more than 7 to complete the task.
Excellent

Machine took 10 seconds or more to complete the task.
Product

Did the students produce a workable device that reflected their design?

Poor

The device does not work and the desired outcome is not obtainable without restructuring the entire machine.
Fair

The device could actually work and complete the desired outcome with a few major alterations.
Good

The device could actually work and complete the descired outcome with a few alterations.
Excellent

The device produced actually worked and completed the desired outcome.



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