WORTH A GOOGLE EXTRA CREDIT
If there is ever a question on the “Worth a Google” bulletin board you can research the answer to the question. You will need to provide the answer in 5-10 well constructed sentences. You must include where you found the information and supply evidence to support your claim. You can earn 2 points for every question answered during the quarter. The points will be applied to your assessment point total. You will have 48 hours to answer the post.
|Summary and Evidence||missing||missing either clear summary or clear evidence||Includes well written summary and evidence|
SCIENCE IN THE NEWS
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY
- You have two weeks to find an article to use, so read often to find what you need
- Articles must be current – no more than two months old
- Articles will not be accepted late
- You may use magazines, newspapers or internet sites
Topic Weather, Atmosphere 9/10 Plants, Food, Medicine 9/24 Your Choice 10/8 Paleontology, Fossils 10/22 Animals 11/4
Your Choice 11/19 Space, Stars, Planets 12/10 Health, Disease, Medicine 1/21 Environment/Ecology 2/4 Animals 2/18 Archaeology 3/ 11 Your Choice 3/2 5 Marine Science, Ocean Life 4/15 Geology, Earth Science 4/29 Weather, Atmosphere 5/13 Plants, Food, Medicine 5/27
***Attach the original article or a print out of the article. (Giving me the link does not count as attaching the article)
***On loose-leaf or typed, use the following format.
Title of the Article
Date of the Article
Summary of the Article: Here is where you summarize the information from the article.Include what is the claim the article is making, the evidence provided and the reasoning behind the article. You should write in complete sentences, using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. Your summary should answer the following questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why?
This section should have at least 5, and no more than 10, good sentences.
Opinion: In this final section, you will give your opinion of the article. The following are some things that you might give your opinion about. Do NOT answer these questions in order or else your paragraph will not make sense. Do you agree or disagree with the author? Did you learn something new? Was the article interesting? Did it make you think? Why did you choose the article? Would you tell others to read it?
This section should contain at least 5 complete, well written sentences.
You can earn 5 extra credit points for each article. (I will only accept one article in the 2 week period) Points will be applied to the assignment point total
|summary||missing||missing part of the claim, evidence, reasoning or summary||Makes a strong claim, includes evidence, clear reasoning, strong summary|
|opinion||missing||opinion is weak with little or no evidence/reasoning||Strong opinion stated with evidence provided to support claim and reasoning|