ASAP Science and Technology Exemplars - Grades 1-8 - Grade 7: Hot Drinks, Please!
RUBRIC FOR GRADE 7: HOT DRINKS, PLEASE!
 
  Criterion   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4  
                     
 

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)
 
 
 
 
 
 

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