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Rubric For Scoring Task 1


Excellent Good Satisfactory

Choice of three organism s in a family

You have chosen at least three organisms that are clearly in the same family but live in three unique locations globally

You have chosen at least three organisms that are clearly in the same family but some live in similar or the same location Your summary points out similarities that each organism has that indicate a common ancestor. Your Summary points out differences between two of your organisms but not all three.! OR! Your summary points our clear differences between all three organisms.! Your summary shows some similarities but there is a week connection made between common ancestry

You have chosen at least three organisms, but they are not in the same family and do not have a common ancestry. Your summary indicates some differences and some similarities but there is a week connection.! OR! Your summary makes a clear connection between organisms showing common ancestry but no differences! OR! Your summary shows a strong connection between organisms indicating common ancestry but does not point out any differences.

Summary Your summary is thorough enough to point out unique characteristics that each organism has that indicate a common ancestor. ! Your summary clearly points out differences between all three organisms.! Your summary explains the niche of each organism in its natural environment.

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

environm ental descripti on

There is sufcient information on the three unique environments to show the difference in the environment between each organism.! Your description includes a minimum of 3 abiotic factors and 2 biotic factors in your description. You make clear connections between at least two adaptations for each organism and its environment. You explain why each organism has the niche the it does in its unique environment.

There is sufcient information on the three unique environments to show the difference in the environment between each organism.! Your description includes at least 2 abiotic factors and 1 biotic factor You make a clear connection between at least one adaptation for each organism. You explain why each organism has the niche that it does in its unique environment.

There is a good description of each environment but not enough information to discern one environment from the other. Your description includes at least 2 abiotic factors and 1 biotic factor.

adaptatio ns related to environm ent

There is some connection between at least one adaptation of each organism but it is weak. There is some but little explanation of how each organism contributes to its ecosystem/environment.