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Rocks and Minerals Project 
This assessment provides students with the opportunity to express their knowledge about rocks and minerals. Students had the opportunity to choose any one of the following options: Rock Cycle Poster, a rap song, a comic trip of a rock traveling through the rock cycle, brochure, diorama, typographic poster, iMovie, or an iTrailer. Accompanying the project will be a written paper explaining the rock cycle and any interesting facts.
Rubric Code: R2X64B2
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Subject: Science  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: K-5


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Poster/Typographic Information

Level 1

Poster had no information from the research.
Level 2

Poster had 1-2 statements of information for each rock type from the research.
Level 3

Poster had 3-4 statements of information for each rock type from the research.
Level 4

Poster had 5 or more statements of information for each rock type from the research.
Poster Creativity

Neatness
content
illustrations

Level 1

Little use of colour. Not much thought went into the design.

Many erase marks Messy handwriting.

Incorrect illustrations.
Messy illustrations.
Level 2

Use of few colours. Standard poster design.

Few neat erasures. Standard care in handwriting.

Some of the illustrations are correct.
Clear illustrations.
Level 3

Colourful.
Novel design.

1-2 erases.
Handwriting level and very neat.

Illustrations show a firm understanding of the rock cycle.
Level 4

Very colourful.
Well thought out design.

No erase marks.
Handwriting is level and very neat with no spelling errors.

Illustrations dare detailed and carefully done.
Rap song/Comic strip

Enter description

Level 1

Information on one of the rocks and nothing about the rock cycle.

Not much planning went into the rap.

Very short in length
Level 2

Information on two of the rock 2 with 1-2 statements and nothing about the rock cycle.

Some planning went into the rap.

Short in length.
Level 3

Information on all three rocks with 3-4 statements and information about the rock cycle.

The rap was planned out.
Level 4

Information on all three rocks with 5 or more statements and information about the rock cycle.

The rap was well thought out and planned.
Brochure Content

Level 1

Brochure has little to no information that is relevant.

Information is presented in an unorganized fashion.

the brochure does not include 1 common use for Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rock.
Level 2

Brochure has some relevant information.

Information is presented in an unorganized fashion.

Includes the 3 rocks and rock cycle.

The brochure includes 1 common use of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rock,
Level 3

Brochure has all the required information and stands out.

Information is presented in an organized fashion.

Includes the 3 types of rocks, rock cycle and science vocabulary.

The brochure includes 2 common uses of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rock.
Level 4

Brochure includes extensive information.

Information is presented in a well organized and exciting fashion.

Includes the 3 types of rocks, rock cycle, and science vocabulary.

The brochure includes 2 or more common uses of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rock.
Brochure Style

Level 1

The brochure lacks neatness and clarity.

The brochure doesn't have style and the information and pictures are not related to the topic.
Level 2

The brochure has some pictures however they are not relevant to the content.

Some mistakes are made.

Little organization and clarity is used.

There is little style and reads more like a list of facts rather than a brochure.
Level 3

The brochure is clear and logical and contains facts as well as very few mistakes.

Good clear presentation.
Level 4

The brochure is creative, and is not just a list of facts.

The brochure is presented in a dynamic and concise manner with full understanding of the subject.
iMovie/iTrailer

Level 1

Only introduces 1 rock and no rock cycle.

Does not describe the rocks or the rock cycle accurately.

The story has nothing to do with rocks or the rock cycle.

Images are incomplete and there is no creativity to the story.
Level 2

Only introduces 2 rocks and partial rock cycle.

Has a description of the rocks and the rock cycle using only 1-2 important facts.

The rock cycle is not presented.

The story is somewhat confusing and not easy to follow.

Images seem incomplete or do not complement the story. More creativity would help the story.
Level 3

Introduces the 3 rocks and the rock cycle.

Shows a firm understanding of the description of each rock type and the rock cycle.

The rock cycle is presented.

The flow of the movie/trailer is somewhat choppy but can be followed.

More images and creativity would help enhance the story.
Level 4

Clearly introduces the 3 rocks and the rock cycle.

Thoroughly describes each rock type and the rock cycle.

The rock cycle is presented with a high level of accuracy and the correct order of events.

The flow of the movie/trailer is logical and easy to follow.

Excellent use of images and creativity.




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