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TEAM MEMBERS: ________________________________, ________________________________, ________________________________,

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ECOLOGY PROJECT RUBRIC


CATEGORY

CONTENT I
(background
info,
research)

CONTENT II
(effects,
progress,
solutions)

Organizati
on &
Syntax

Visual
Appeal,
Format, &

Excellent (7 pts)

Satisfactory (5 pts)

Unsatisfactory (3
pts)
Topic is not fully
covered, some
obvious gaps in
knowledge of subject
or some major errors.
Some of the required
content is presented.

Topic is covered thoroughly;


presentation shows a firm
understanding of the topic.
Group identifies the
environmental issue & provides
evidence of its occurrence.
Group identifies where the
problem is the biggest and who
caused the problem, and when it
started.
A graph is included to show
impact over time.
Topic is covered thoroughly;
presentation shows a firm
understanding of the topic.
Group identifies at least one
species that is affected by the
problem and explains
specifically how it is impacted.
Group explains the future effects
of the problem, progress on
solving the problem, and
possible solutions to the
problem.
Presentation follows a logical and
orderly sequence and remains on
topic. Ideas build one ach other
and are grouped in a way that
makes sense. Easy to follow and
understand. No major errors in
grammar, punctuation or spelling.

Topic is covered with a


fair amount of
accuracy and
information. Some
gaps in knowledge
evident. Most of the
required content is
presented.

Presentation contains a title that is


relevant to the topic. Text is
presented in easy-to-read fonts

Presentation contains
a title. Text is
presented in easy-to-

Poor (1 pt)
Team does not have a
good grasp of the
topic; facts are
misrepresented or
wrong. Little of the
required content is
presented.

Topic is covered with a


fair amount of
accuracy and
information. Some
gaps in knowledge
evident. Most of the
required content is
presented.

Topic is not fully


covered, some
obvious gaps in
knowledge of subject
or some major errors.
Some of the required
content is presented.

Team does not have a


good grasp of the
topic; facts are
misrepresented or
wrong. Little of the
required content is
presented.

Presentation mostly
follows a logical
sequence. Some areas
not sequential or offtopic. Some grammar
or spelling errors.

Presentation does not


follow an organized
pattern, meanders or
becomes "off-topic",
but can still be
followed by audience.
Ideas are not grouped
or are grouped
arbitrarily.
Presentation contains
a title. Text is readable
but slides are lacking

Presentation is so
disorganized that it is
impossible to follow.
There is no path
and/or grouping.

Presentation does not


contain a title. Text is
readable but slides are

SCORE
RECEIVED

Images

Originality

Oral
Presentati
on

with appropriate font size.


Background & colors enhance
readability of text and format
between slides is uniform. Effective
use of images/videos/links to
enhance and support content. Each
slide contains a high-quality image
used effectively to explain the
topic and issues.

read fonts with


appropriate font size.
The format of slides is
mostly uniform.
Images are present on
each slide but lack in
clarity or relationship
to topic.

uniformity in format.
Images are missing
from some slides but
their use and
relationship to the
topic is unclear.

lacking uniformity in
format. Images are
missing from most
slides and are not
relevant to the topic
whatsoever.

Content is mostly in the students


own words. Relevant quotes are
used strategically. Sources of
content and images are listed at
the end of the presentation.

Content is mostly in
the students own
words. No relevant
quotes are used. Most
sources of content and
images are listed at
the end of the
presentation.
Presenter
demonstrates good
understanding of
content and is able to
speak knowledgably
about most talking
points without relying
too heavily on the
slides.

Some content is in the


students own words.
No relevant quotes are
used. Some sources
of content and images
are listed at the end of
the presentation.

Most content is not in


the students own
words. No relevant
quotes are used. The
sources of content and
images are not listed.

Presenter
demonstrates limited
understanding of
content and relies
upon the slides for
most of the
presentation.

Presenter
demonstrates little or
no understanding of
content and reads text
directly from the
slides to audience.

Presenter demonstrates thorough


understanding of content and
speaks knowledgably about
content. Slides are used as a
starting point for information given.
Presenter doesnt just read the
slides to the audience and adds
additional information for each
slide.

TEAM TOTAL =
_________

42
TEACHERS NOTES: