ASAP Science and Technology Exemplars - Grades 1-8 - Grade 3: Make it Move
RUBRIC FOR GRADE 3: MAKE IT MOVE
 
  Criterion   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4  
                     
 

Understanding of basic concepts

  • identifies and describes forces can change the motion of an object

 

Student:

  • rarely identifies a force as a push or a pull and rarely shows how a force can change the speed of their vehicle
 

Student:

  • sometimes identifies a force as a push or a pull and shows how a force can change the speed of their vehicle
 

Student:

  • often identifies a force as a push or a pull and shows how a force can change the speed of their vehicle
 

Student:

  • clearly and effectively identifies a force as a push or a pull and clearly shows how a force can change the speed of their vehicle
 
 
 
 
 

Design skills

  • investigates forces that can affect the way their vehicle moves

 

Student:

  • applies few of the required skills and strategies (ask questions, predicts and tests the way forces interact with their vehicle)
 

Student:

  • applies some of the required skills and strategies (ask questions, predicts and tests the way forces interact with their vehicle)
 

Student:

  • applies most of the required skills and strategies (ask questions, predicts and tests the way forces interact with their vehicle) with considerable accuracy
 

Student:

  • consistently applies the required skills and strategies (ask questions, predicts and tests the way forces interact with their vehicle) with considerable accuracy
 
 
 
 
 

Inquiry skills

  • designs and builds a vehicle to meet a specific need
  • uses tools, equipment and materials safely and appropriately

 

Student:

  • develops and builds a vehicle that infrequently follows a plan
  • needs frequently reminders to use tools safely and materials appropriately
 

Student:

  • develops and builds a vehicle that follows a reasonable plan
  • uses some tools, equipment and materials safely and appropriately
 

Student:

  • develops and builds a vehicle that follows an appropriate and clear plan
  • mostly uses tools equipment and materials safely and appropriately
 

Student:

  • develops and builds a vehicle that follows an effective and clear plan
  • always uses tools, equipment and materials safely and appropriately
 
 
 
 
 
 

Communication of required knowledge

  • uses science and technology terminology

 

Student:

  • communicates with limited clarity and precision
  • rarely uses science and technology terminology in context
 

Student:

  • communicates with some clarity and precision
  • sometimes uses science and technology terminology in context
 

Student:

  • communicates clearly and precisely through most of the task
  • often uses science and technology terminology in context
 

Student:

  • communicates clearly and precisely through all of the task
  • always uses science and technology terminology in context
 
 
 
 
 
 

Relating science and technology

  • describes how forces affect their vehicle

 

Student:

  • describes the visible effects of forces acting on their vehicle with considerable misunderstanding
 

Student:

  • describes the visible effects of forces acting on their vehicle with some misunderstanding
 

Student:

  • clearly describes the visible effects of the forces acting on their vehicle
 

Student:

  • clearly and concisely describes the visible effects of the forces acting on their vehicle
     
     
     
     
     
     

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