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Ecosystem Project

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Rubric Code: CXA376A
The student/pair of students will investigate an ecosystem. The project will include the climate, location(map), animals and plants (including endangered), and a minimum of one food web in the ecosystem, any human populations, and any environmental concerns and/or efforts toward conservation of species or habitats. The Products will include one Powerpoint project (individual's parts will be posted to the school's Pub file on the server for grading) and a minimum of one visual presentation (brochure, pamphlet, newsletter, activity, movie/PSA/skit with script, etc.).
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Keywords: climate, location, animals, plants, food web, environmental concerns
Categories: Subjects: Science  
Types: Presentation  
Grade Levels: K-5

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1 pts
Climate and Location
Describe the climate and location for the ecosystem, including at least one map.
4

A detailed description of the climate and location for the ecosystem were included. Map and pictures included in the powerpoint or other visual presentation greatly added to viewer's understanding and research was evident.
3

A detailed description of the climate and location for the ecosystem were included. Map and pictures included in the powerpoint or other visual presentation did not add to viewer's understanding. Some research was evident.
2

A brief sentence describing the ecosystem was included. Poorly done map included but no pictures. Minimal research was evident.
1

No description of the ecosystem was included. No map was used in any aspect of the presentation. Minimal research was evident.
Animals and Plants
Name animals and plants in the ecosystem, including noting any that are endangered. Note whether any human populations are also present and their impact.
4

A model or power point of a wide variety of animals and plants in the ecosystem was included, as well as information about endangered species. Human populations in the ecosystem and their impact were also addressed.
3

A list and pictures of several animals and plants in the ecosystem was included, but information about endangered species was not included. Human populations and their impact were included.
2

A list of several animals and plants in the ecosystem was included, but information about endangered species was not included. Human populations and their impact were not noted.
1

A couple of animals and plants in the ecosystem were included somewhere in the presentation, but no additional information was given.
Food Web
Create at least one food web in the ecosystem, including a minimum of three food chains.
4

A model or power point produced by the student(s) of the flow of energy in a food web for the ecosystem was included, with pictures of species whenever possible. More than three different food chains were included.
3

A picture (non-original work) of a food web represented the flow of energy in the ecosystem. A minimum of three different food chains were included.
2

A list of the food web for the ecosystem was included with no pictures. Less than three different food chains were included.
1

A food chain rather than a food web was included.
Environmental Concerns
Note any environmental concerns and/or efforts toward conservation of species or habitats. A call to action may be included.
4

Detailed information was included regarding environmental concerns and efforts toward conservation of species and habitat. A call to action was included.
3

Detailed information was included regarding environmental concerns and efforts toward conservation of species and habitat.
2

Minimal information was included regarding environmental concerns and efforts toward conservation of species and habitat.
1

Minimal information was included regarding environmental concerns and no mention of efforts toward conservation of species and habitat was made.
Powerpoint & Visual Display Content
A Powerpoint must be prepared by each student, placed on the school server Pub file for grading, and combined with partner's for final presentation.
Additional visual presentations (min.1) should add meaning to the overall project.
4

A Powerpoint including the above-mentioned areas was well-prepared by all students involved. Work was completed on time and research was evident. Additional visual presentations (more than one) added to the meaning of the project.
3

A Powerpoint including the above-mentioned areas was well-prepared by all students involved. Work was completed on time and research was evident. Additional visual presentation (one) added to the meaning of the project.
2

A Powerpoint including the above-mentioned areas was well-prepared by all students involved. Work was completed on time and research was evident. Additional visual presentation was not meaningful or was not presented.
1

A Powerpoint including the above-mentioned areas was prepared by all students involved but with lack of care. Work was completed on time and research was evident. No additional visual presentation was evident.



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