
Understanding of basic concepts
 explains how heat is transmitted by conduction, convection and radiation


Student:  gives simple explanation that shows limited understanding of heat transfer


Student:  gives partial explanation that shows some understanding of heat transfer


Student:  gives nearly complete explanation that shows good understanding of heat transfer


Student:  gives complete and detailed explanation that shows thorough understanding of heat transfer
 

Inquiry skills
 developing and following a plan
 safe use of equipment
 control of variables in a fair test


Student:  develops and follows a limited plan
 needs frequent reminders about safety
 does not identify and control variables when attempting to obtain measurable results


Student:  develops and follows some aspects of an adequate plan
 needs some reminders about safety
 attempts to identify and control variables to obtain measurable results


Student:  develops and follows an appropriate plan
 needs few reminders about safety
 identifies and control variables and conducts a test to obtain measurable results


Student:  develops and follows an appropriate, detailed plan
 needs no reminders about safety
 identifies and controls a number of appropriate variables and conducts repeated tests to obtain measurable results
 

Communication of required knowledge
 clarity and precision of the work
 use of appropriate science and technology terminology in a correct context
 clarity with discussion of experimental results


Student:  presents a limited number of ideas and details with little clarity
 contains few appropriate science and technology terms in a correct context
 provides limited discussion of experimental results using only qualitative language


Student:  presents ideas and details with some clarity but little detail
 contains some appropriate science and technology terminology in a correct context
 provides limited discussion of experimental results in quantitative ways but without appropriate tools (e.g., graphs, charts, diagrams)


Student:  presents most of the main ideas and details clearly
 contains frequent and appropriate science and technology terminology in a correct context
 provides detailed discussion of experimental results in quantitative ways (e.g., graphs, charts, diagrams)


Student:  presents all of the main ideas clearly and precisely within appropriate contexts
 contains all appropriate science and technology terminology in a correct context
 provides detailed and concise discussion of experimental results in quantitative ways (e.g., graphs, charts, diagrams)
 