ASAP Science and Technology Exemplars - Grades 1-8 - Grade 3: Up the Beanstalk
RUBRIC FOR GRADE 3: UP THE BEANSTALK
 
  Criterion   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4  
                     
 

Understanding of basic concepts

  • identify the major parts and functions of plants
  • describe changes in a plantís life cycle

 

Student:

  • gives simple explanation that shows limited understanding
 

Student:

  • gives partial explanation that shows some understanding
 

Student:

  • gives nearly complete explanation that shows good understanding
 

Student:

  • gives complete explanation that shows detailed understanding
 
 
 
 
 

Inquiry skills

  • investigates the necessary conditions for the growth of plants

 

Student:

  • applies few of the required skills and strategies (e.g., asks questions, plans investigations, records observations, reports conclusions)
 

Student:

  • applies some of the required skills and strategies (e.g., asks questions, plans investigations, records observations, reports conclusions)
 

Student:

  • applies most of the required skills and strategies (e.g., asks questions, plans investigations, records observations, reports conclusions)
 

Student:

  • applies all of the required skills and strategies (e.g., asks questions, plans investigations, records observations, reports conclusions)
 
 
 
 
 

Communication of required knowledge

  • communicates results
  • use of science and technology terminology

 

Student:

  • communicates with limited clarity and precision
  • rarely uses science and technology terms correctly
 

Student:

  • communicates with some clarity and precision
  • sometimes uses science and technology terms correctly
 

Student:

  • communicates clearly and precisely through most of the task
  • often uses science and technology terms correctly
 

Student:

  • communicates clearly and precisely through all of the task
  • always uses science and technology terms correctly
 
 
 
 
 
 

Relating science and technology

  • describes human uses of plant parts

 

Student:

  • describes human uses for plant parts with great difficulty and/or errors
 

Student:

  • describes human uses for plant parts with some difficulty and/or errors
 

Student:

  • describes human uses for plant parts with little difficulty and/or errors
 

Student:

  • describes human uses for plant parts with no difficulty and/or errors
 
 
 
 
 
 

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