Additive Assessment Rubric: Session 2

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 electromagnetism
*Level 2 tasks attempted but not completed or mastered.

*Student, through successful completion of activity 1, discovers magnetic fields around their school or classroom using the compass.

*Student demonstrates that they know Earth has a magnetic field and it acts almost like a bar magnet.

*Student knows that their compass can detect the magnetism of Earth as well as smaller magnetic fields.

*Student, through successful completion of activity 2, recognizes changes in the compass when near an electric current (electricity).

*Student demonstrates, through successful completion of activity 3, that they understand how magnets and coils of electrical currents are alike and different.

*Student, using the compass and through successful completion of activity 4, recognizes the greatest magnetic field between two differing coils and voltages.

*Student knows that electricity flowing in wires creates an invisible magnetic field.

*Student knows that their compass is detecting the magnetic field coming from sources of electricity.

*Student, through successful completion of activity 5, recognizes changes in the galvanometer/ ammeter when different sized magnets are passed through differing coils.

*Student identifies the factors that affect the size of currents induced in the circuit.

*Student fully demonstrates comprehension of electromagnetism 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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