Puzzler Grading Criteria

Level of Achievement

CRITERION B:

COMMUNICATION IN SCIENCE

Student

Teacher

Descriptor

5 – 6

5 – 6

 Communicates scientific information correctly and effectively using scientific language Shows familiarity with the system used at AIS to acknowledge sources.

3 – 4

3 – 4

 Communicates scientific information with some effectiveness using scientific language Includes a bibliography where relevant but with some omissions.

1 – 2

1 – 2

 Communicates scientific information with limited effectiveness using scientific language Makes little attempt to include a bibliography where relevant.

0

0

 The student has not reached a standard described by any of the descriptors above.

Level of Achievement

CRITERION C:

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE

Student

Teacher

Descriptor

5 – 6

5 – 6

 Uses scientific ideas, concepts and/or processes correctly to provide a complete analysis Applies understanding of ideas, concepts and/or processes involved to provide a clear and complete solution to the puzzler.

3 – 4

3 – 4

 Uses some scientific ideas, concepts and/or processes to provide some analysis Identifies parts, relationships or causes in the solution to the puzzler

1 – 2

1 – 2

 Recalls some scientific ideas, concepts and/or processes in the analysis without any clear identification of their relationship to each other Provides a very simplistic solution to the puzzler.

0

0

 The student has not reached a standard described by any of the descriptors above.

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