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Earth Science: Geology Unit Assessment

Unit 1 Perf
ormance Assessment

DUE DECEMBER
1
6
th
!!

(That gives you 4

weeks!!)



Standards and elements to be assessed
:


S6E5 Content

A.

Compare and contrast the Earth's crust, mantle, and core inc
luding temperature, density, and composition.

B.

Classify rocks by their process of formation.

C.

Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth.

D.

Recognize that lithospheric plates constantly move and cause geological events on the earth’s su
rface.

E.

Explain the effects of physical processes (plate tectonics, erosion, deposition, volcanic eruptions, gravity) on geological
features including oceans (composition, currents, and tides).

F.

Describe how fossils show evidence of the changing surface an
d climate of the earth.

G.

Describe soil as consisting of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.

H.

Explain the effects of human activity on the erosion of the earth's surface.

I.

The student will describe methods for conserving natural resources such as
water, soil, and air.


Description of the Task:


The “Taylor Road

Discovery Company” has a contest for students to submit an original
獴潲y
扯潫

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獴潲y
, y潵畳琠摥癥汯瀠愠
ta汥

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牯r欠
(make a rock into a real “character”



give it a name
)

and its journey through the rock
cycle. This story
must

b
e presented to the producers
(
the class
)
as a
children’s b
潯o

(
with
pictures and words
).



Steps for completing the task:


1) Read the rubric and make sure you have a clear understanding of the assignment.

2) Choose a type of rock and determine what happens to it as it undergoes geologic changes on its way throu
gh
the rock cycle.

3
)
Use
your book,
notes
, and worksheets

4)
Check and make sure

that the following concepts have included:




Layers of the Earth

and sub
-
layers



Rock Cycle



Energy (i
.e. heat, gravity, motion)



Weathering & Erosion



Soil



Fossils



Sedimentati
on & Deposition

(all 5 steps for
sedimentary rock)



Physical Processes (I.e. Volcanoes,
Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics)



Rock
Types and
Classifications (Metamorphic,
Sedimentary, and Igneous)


5) Construct a rough draft

or

write an outline of your story.

6
)
Have a peer check your rough draft

or outline for content
against the rubric
.

7)

Create your final presentation (your children’s book)

8) Present your story to the producers

(your teacher and class)
.





Specific Grading Criteria Checklist:

(Hint! Check each

part off as you complete the project!)




Picture of the rock cycle
-
Not computer generated!!!




Outline or book

created and reviewed by peer



Layers
and sub
-
layers
of the Earth Included



Rock Cycle Described



Forms of Energy Addressed

(Heat, Gravity and Motion
)



Weathering and Erosion Identified
-
not just defined!



Soil (you can talk about the horizons
, formation

or humus)



Fossil Types in
r
elation to Sedimentary Rock Types

or how the fossil formed



Sedimentation & Deposition Acknowledged

(all five steps in becoming

sedimentary rock)



Volcanoes,
Earthquakes
, and Plate Tectonics

Involvement in Rock Formation



Identified the Three Classifications of Rocks

and
classification



Presentation of Story


Important dates:


1.

12/2/13

Rough Draft due


2.

12/6/13

Work on project dur
ing class
-

1
st

peer check

3.

12/10/13

Work on project during class
-
2
nd

peer

check

4.

12/16
/13 Project DUE!!!!

5.

12/16/13
-
12/18
/13

Present project during class

**Project Must Be Typed!!!!


Help Sessions for the Project



Scheduled help sessions are as follows:


F
riday,

November 2
2
nd

8am (Room S1)


Wednesday
,

December
4
th

8am

(Room S1)


Wednesday,
December
11th 8am (Room S1)



Please come ready to work!!!!




















Rubric for Geology Unit Performance Assessment



Total Points: __________


Criteria


0

1

Field Assistant

2

Project Specialist

3

Geologist Emeritus

The Rock
Cycle an
d
Classification
of Rocks



Not Attempted

Rock Cycle inaccurately
explained and less than
three
types/
classifications
of rocks are identified.

Rock Cycle not accurately
explained or not all three
/types/
classifications of
rocks are identified.

Rock Cycle a
ccurately
explained with
three
types identified and
classifications of rocks
identified.

Layers of the
Earth


Not Attempted

Only the main layers
identified.

All main layers and only
two sub
-
layers identified.

All layers and
sub
-
layers

identified.


Role of
Energy





Not Attempted

Only one process that
changes rock is described
(heat, gravity, motion,
etc.).

At least two processes
that change rock are
described (heat, gravity,
motion, etc.).

All processes that change
rock are described (heat,
grav
ity, motion, etc.).

Weathering
and Erosion




Not Attempted

No distinction is made
between the two
processes and their
contribution to rock
formation is not
addressed.

There is a not a clear
distinction made between
the two processes or their
contributio
n to rock
formation is not
addressed.

There is a
clear
distinction
made
between the two
processes and their
contribution to rock
formation.

Soil and fossil
Formation/
Composition

Not Attempted

The role of soil in
Sedimentary rock
formation is not
address
ed.

AND

Fossil/Sedimentary rock
relationship is not
explained.

The role of soil in
Sedimentary rock
formation is addressed.

OR

Fossil/Sedimentary rock
relationship explained.

The role of soil in
Sedimentary rock
formation is addressed.

AND

Fossil

Types
/Sed
imentary rock
relationship explained.


Sedimentatio
n &
Deposition

Not Attempted

Erosion, sedimentation,
and deposition are
defined, but a relationship
between the processes is
not shown.

Relationship between
erosion, sedimentation,
and deposition is vague

or
poorly described.

Relationship between
erosion, sedimentation,
and deposition is
accurately described as it
relates to the rock cycle.

Earth’s
Physical
Processes

Not Attempted

Underlying causes of
Plate Tectonics not
identified.

AND

Volcanoes or Earth
quakes
are not included in the
story.

Underlying causes of
Plate Tectonics identified

OR

Volcanoes or Earthquakes
included in the story.

Cause of
Plate Tectonics
identified

and plate
boundary identified

AND

Volcanoes or
Earthquakes included in
the story.

The story
graphics,
sound and/or
animation.

Not Attempted

or

Project includes
images, costuming, or
language that is
unrelated,
unidentifiable, or
distracts from the
content.

Project includes recycled
images, little use of
costuming, or poor use of
des
criptive language that
does not enhance the
understanding of overall
concepts, ideas, and
relationships.



Project includes original
images, costuming, or use
of descriptive language
that establishes a theme
and a general
understanding of
concepts, ideas a
nd
relationships.

Project includes
original
images,

costuming, or
use of descriptive
language that establishes
a consistent theme and
enhances understanding
of concepts, ideas and
relationships.


Grammar,
punctuation,
capitalization
and sentence
structu
re is
correct.

Not Attempted

OR

More than five errors in
spelling, capitalization,
punctuation, usage and
grammar.

More than three errors in
spelling, punctuation, and
grammar that impair
readability.

The project

is clearly
written with less than
three err
ors in grammar,
punctuation, and spelling.


The project is written
with no errors in
grammar, capitalization,
punctuation, and
spelling.