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GRADE 6 SCIENCE BIODIVERSITY PROJECTS (marking criteria)

Neither of the type of projects is mandatory to any of the students nor to work in a
group or by themselves! Each student has the freedom to choose what fits them best
but once a decision is made they have to complete the project on time and according
to the criteria. The last day to change the type of project or the group with individual
work is November 12th!
Dear parents: Please assist your child in completing his/her project.Thanks.

A. Scrapbook (individual/group; a 4 weeks take home assignment; an


actual scrapbook can be used or a regular notebook-with blank pages if
possible and medium size pages)

1. a minimum of 10 articles should be included____/10!


2. each article is related to animals/environment and its easily understood by a grade 6
student____/6!
3. there are more than 4 colours included in the project____/4!
4. the project is neat and it shows effort_____/10!
5. the summary of 2 of the articles is written without spelling mistakes___/4!
6. the summary is written in the students own words___/10!
7. the analysis is well done and expresses the students point of view____/10!
8. the project has the students name and it is handed in on time(4 weeks maximum from
November 7th, 2014)___/4!

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Total mark____/58
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B. Animals presentations(recommended for groups of students); class time


will be assigned for practice; for best results students have to practice
during recess and/or at their own houses as agreed upon with their
families! It is totally their own choice.

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Each group will present animals from one of the following groups:!
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The Chordates: fish and/or reptiles!


The chordates: amphibians and/or birds!
The chordates: mammals!
The Arthropods: insects, spiders, crustaceans!
The Sponges!
jellyfish, hydras, corals!

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Chordates means they have a backbone(vertebrates)!!!!
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Video
Criteria:!
1. video related to one of the animal groups assigned to/chosen by your group& done on
time(before December 10th)____/8!
2. it is about 2-3 minutes long___/5!
3. it contains information regarding examples of minimum 3 different animals from that
group___/9, habitat for those animals____/9, adaptations of the animals____/9(Spelling
counts for 4 marks; all slides/images are well organized and neatly done 10/27; 13/27 for
good info throughout the video)!
4. info can be easily read by the audience(large font)___/4!
5. video is well done, it shows effort, it is interesting ____/6!
6. all info is accurate and sources are cited(websites complete links, books complete
references,etc)included on the last slide/image___/8!

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total mark____/58
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Skit
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Criteria:!
1. the skit is related to one of the animal groups assigned to/chosen by your group & it is done
on time ____/8 (before December 10th)!
2. it is about 5-8 minutes long___/5!
3. the dialogues based on the script contain information regarding examples of minimum 3
different animals from that group&general characteristics in physical appearance(all the
costumes of the actors match the actual appearance of the animals they chose)___/9,
habitat for those animals____/9, adaptations of the animals____/9(included in the
script )Spelling counts for 4/27marks and neatness of the script for 10/27 marks; 13/27 for
good info;!
4. info can be easily understood by the audience(clear language and tone of voice)___/4!
5. the skit is well played, it shows effort, it is interesting ____/6!
6. all info is accurate and sources are cited(websites complete links, books complete
references,etc)___/8 (all included in the script)!

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total mark____/58
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Puppet show
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1. the show is related to one of the animal groups assigned to/chosen by your group and it is
presented on time(before December 10th)____/8!
2. it is about 5-8 minutes long___/5!
3. it contains information regarding examples of minimum 3 different animals from that group&
general characteristics in physical appearance(the actual puppets match the animals they
chose)___/9, habitat for those animals____/9, adaptations of the animals____/9(included in
the script as well)Spelling counts for 4/27marks and neatness of the script for 10/27 marks;
13/27 for good info;!
4. info can be easily understood by the audience(clear conversations throughout the
show)___/4!
5. the show is well performed, it shows effort, it is interesting ____/6!
6. all info is accurate and sources are cited(websites complete links, books complete
references,etc)in the script___/8!

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total mark____/58
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Song

1. the song is related to one of the animal groups assigned to/chosen by your group and it is
presented on time(before December 10th)____/8!
2. it is about 2 minutes long if read/sang and at least one full page in normal font___/5!
3. it contains information regarding examples of minimum 3 different animals from that group&
general characteristics in physical appearance___/9, habitat for those animals____/9,
adaptations of the animals____/9(included in the song/poem)Spelling counts for 4/27marks
and neatness of the text for 10/27 marks; 13/27 for good info;!
4. info can be easily understood by the audience(clear language; each student reads/sings a
portion of it); they maintain eye contact___/4!
5. the song/poem is well done, it shows effort, it is interesting and it rimes ____/6!
6. all info is accurate and sources are cited(websites complete links, books complete
references,etc)at the end of the poem/song as a special note___/8!

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total mark____/58
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C. Species research(recommended for individual work)

1. the magazine page is related to one species from the animal groups assigned to the class
and it is done on time ____/8 (before December 10th)!
2. it is on one full page size A4___/5!
3. the mini articles contain information regarding general characteristics of that
species(pictures) ___/9, habitat and adaptations___/9, predators&interesting facts____/9;
Spelling counts for 4/27marks and neatness&colourful for the page for 10/27 marks; 13/27
for good info;!
4. info can be easily understood by a grade 6 student when reading the page___/4!
5. the magazine page is well organized, it shows effort, it is interesting ; it has a nice title____/6!
6. all info is accurate and sources are cited(websites complete links, books complete
references,etc) and written on the page(lower right corner in smaller font and in italics)___/8
( name of the students is mentioned on the upper left corner in large font)!

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total mark ___/58
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Each student will have to use their own criteria for self-evaluation and for the
teachers mark. An individual criteria will be given to each student by our next class.

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self-evaluation__/58
teachers evaluation____/58!
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the total mark will be an average of the two marks!!!
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For group work each student will have to write a reflection(in their journal duo
tang) on what was the role of each member of the group (for a more accurate
evaluation) and hand it in before the actual presentation.

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Thank you and do not hesitate to contact me if you need help or extra guidance!
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Have fun!!!
Mrs.Mateescu