Additive Assessment Rubric: Session 1

With an additive rubric, students have to learn more content in greater depth to achieve higher levels. Teachers should introduce the rubric before the activities begin and encourage students to achieve to their highest potential.

  1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Science Content:
Student understands the concept of magnetism
*Level 2 tasks attempted but not completed or mastered.

*Student understands how a compass operates and that some metals contain a property known as magnetism.

*Student knows that a compass is made up of a tiny magnet that aligns itself with a larger magnetic field.

*Student recognizes changes in the compass when brought near a metal with magnetic properties.

*Student, through successful completion of activity 1, is able to detect and draw a magnetic field using the compass.

*Student predicts what the magnetic field of both a single and double bar magnet would be.

*Student knows that a magnet has an invisible force field and that bar magnets have two poles.

*Student, through successful completion of activity 2, discovers that similar poles will repel each other and opposite poles will attract each other.

*Student predicts
what will happen as iron shavings come in contact with a metal containing magnetic properties.

*Student successfully completes activity 3 by correctly identifying the reaction of iron shavings to metals with magnetic properties.

*Student makes the connection between these invisible forces measured by their compass and the concept of magnetism.

*Student fully demonstrates comprehension of magnetic fields through successful exploration of activities and 90% and above correctness in activity worksheets.

Collaborative Worker Participates but does not successfully complete one or more requirements of Level 2. Arrives on time with
materials. Shows respect for others; cares for equipment and resources.
Stays focused on assigned
task and helps others do the same. Shares work equally.
Facilitates the participation of all in group. Tutors and/or supports other students. Takes all group roles with equal skill. Assists others as they learn to do the same.

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