Assignment: Select an article that highlights a concept(s) covered in the current unit in science class. Read the article. Write down a list of key terms that the article discusses and define them. Write a one page summary of the article, detailing how the science concept(s) is applied in this situation. A student may choose to do three of these per quarter. Extra credit will be added to the “homework/classwork” portion of the grade.
Rubric: (10 points each)
(a physical copy or web address for the article must be turned in with the article)
|No article is selected.||Article hints at a topic covered in science.||There is a clear connection between science concept(s) and the topic of the article.|
|Key terms||No terms are listed.||A list of terms is identified but definitions are not given or do not coincide with the term(s).||A list of terms is identified and well-defined.|
|Summary (x2)||No summary is written.||Summary does not completely cover the scope of the article.||Summary is a clear and concise, highlight all major topics of the article.|
|Application of concepts||No application of science concepts.||There is a hint of an application of the science concept(s).||There is a strong connection between science concepts and the concepts discussed in the article.|