ASAP Science and Technology Exemplars - Grades 1-8 - Grade 4: Defending the Castle
RUBRIC FOR GRADE 4: DEFENDING THE CASTLE
 
  Criterion   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4  
                     
 

Understanding of basic concepts

  • describes the functions of pulley and gear

 

Student:

  • shows a very limited understanding of the basic concepts of pulley and gear systems, gear trains, and/or mechanical advantage
 

Student:

  • shows understanding of some of the basic concepts of pulley and gear systems, gear trains, and/or mechanical advantage
 

Student:

  • shows understanding of most of the basic concepts of pulley and gear systems, gear trains, and/or mechanical advantage
 

Student:

  • shows understanding of all of the basic concepts of pulley and gear systems, gear trains, and/or mechanical advantage
 
 
 
 
 

Design skills

  • designs, constructs and tests pully and gear systems

 

Student:

  • applies few of the required skills and strategies related to the use of pulleys and/or gears and appropriate tools
  • shows little awareness of the safety procedures related to the use of pulleys and gears and appropriate tools
  • uses tools, equipment, and materials correctly only with assistance
 

Student:

  • applies some of the required skills and strategies related to the use of pulleys and/or gears and appropriate tools
  • shows some awareness of safety procedures related to the use of pulleys and gears and appropriate tools
  • uses tools, equipment, and materials correctly with some assistance
 

Student:

  • applies most of the required skills and strategies related to the use of pulleys and/or gears and appropriate tools
  • usually shows awareness of safety procedures related to the use of pulleys and gears and appropriate tools
  • uses tools, equipment, and materials correctly with only occasional assistance
 

Student:

  • applies all skills related to the use of pulleys and/or gears and appropriate tools
  • consistently shows awareness of safety procedures related to the use of pulleys and gears and appropriate tools
  • uses tools, equipment, and materials correctly with little or no assistance
 
 
 
 
 

Communication of required knowledge

  • communicates results and procedures

 

Student:

  • communicates understanding of concepts with little clarity and precision
 

Student:

  • communicates with some clarity and precision
 

Student:

  • generally communicates with clarity and precision
 

Student:

  • consistently communicates with clarity and precision
 
 
 
 
 
 

Relating science and technology

  • makes modifications to improve function

 

Student:

  • suggests in a very limited way, any modification for their device to improve its function
 

Student:

  • suggests only superficial modifications which do not improve the function of the device
 

Student:

  • suggests modifications which improve the function of their device
 

Student:

  • suggests modifications which improve the function of their device, and clearly explains the improvement
 
 
 
 
 
 

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