ASAP Science and Technology Exemplars - Grades 1-8 - Grade 4: Orchestra
RUBRIC FOR GRADE 4: ORCHESTRA
 
  Criterion   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4  
                     
 

Understanding of basic concepts

  • demonstrates that the properties of materials affect the sound they make

 

Student:

  • identifies none of the properties of a material that affect the sound it makes
  • identifies and describes with many errors physical changes in materials that affect the sounds they make
 

Student:

  • identifies a few of the properties of a material that affect the sound it makes
  • identifies and describes with some errors physical changes in materials that affect the sounds they make
 

Student:

  • identifies many of the properties of a material that affect the sound it makes
  • identifies and describes with few errors how changes in materials make the sounds they make
 

Student:

  • identifies most of the properties of a material that affect the sound it makes
  • identifies and describes with no errors physical changes in materials that affect the sounds they make
 
 
 
 
 

Inquiry skills

  • designs and constructs instruments using materials informed by choice
 

Student:

  • applies few of the required skills and strategies (e.g. makes a plan, carries out the plan, revisits the plan when modifying the product)
  • needs frequent reminders to use tools, equipment and materials safely
 

Student:

  • applies some of the required skills and strategies (e.g. makes a plan, carries out the plan, revisits the plan when modifying the product)
  • needs some reminders to use tools, equipment and materials safely
 

Student:

  • applies most of the required skills and strategies (e.g. makes a plan, carries out the plan, revisits the plan when modifying the product)
  • needs few reminders to use tools, equipment and materials safely
 

Student:

  • applies all (or almost all) of the required skills and strategies (e.g. makes a plan, carries out the plan, revisits the plan when modifying the product)
  • consistently uses tools, equipment and materials safely
 
 
 
 
 

Communication of required knowledge

  • commuunicates procedures and results

 

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 in 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

  • compares how sounds are made in the home and the community

 

Student:

  • explains with many errors how sounds are made
 

Student:

  • explains with some errors how sounds are made
 

Student:

  • explains with few errors how sounds are made
 

Student:

  • explains with no errors how sounds are made
 
 
 
 
 
 

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