Additive Assessment Rubric: Session 3

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 the interplanetary magnetic field and the design of a NASA satellite whose purpose is to study the IMF.
*Level 2 tasks attempted but not completed or mastered.

*Student successfully recalls their prior knowledge of magnets, magnetic fields, and electromagnetic fields.

*Student knows the concept of interplanetary magnetic fields.

*Student, through successful completion of activity 1, can make strong connections between the Sun and Earth’s magnetic fields and knows the effects of solar wind on Earth’s magnetic field

*Student, through successful completion of activity 2, understands the purpose of a magnetometer and the magnetometer boom.

*Students can draw their own model of a magnetometer using their knowledge of magnetic fields.

*Student, through successful completion of activity 3, draws and creates their magnetometer using real world engineering techniques and creates a practical and functioning model NASA satellite that can accurately measure interplanetary magnetic fields.

*Student fully demonstrates comprehension of interplanetary magnetic fields through successful exploration of activities, 90% and above correctness in activity worksheets, and completion of a technical report detailing the student(s) design.

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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