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Rockets and Newton's Laws of Motion

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CATEGORY
4
Scientific Knowledge Explanations by all
group members
indicate a clear and
accurate
understanding of
Newton's Laws of
Motion.

3
Explanations by all
group members
indicate a relatively
accurate
understanding of
Newton's Laws of
Motion

2
Explanations by
most group
members indicate
relatively accurate
understanding of
Newton's Laws of
Motion.

1
Explanations by
several members of
the group do not
illustrate much
understanding of
Newton's Laws of
Motion.

Data Collection

Data taken in a
careful, reliable
manner. Psi, mass,
height, time of
launch, and
acceleration
calculated correctly.

Error in one of the


following- Psi, mass,
height, time of
launch, and
acceleration
calculated correctly.

Errors in two of the


following- Psi, mass,
height, time of
launch, and
acceleration
calculated correctly.

Data not taken


carefully OR not
taken in a reliable
manner.

Construction
-Materials

Appropriate
materials were
selected and
creatively modified
in ways that made
them even better.

Appropriate
Appropriate
materials were
materials were
selected and there selected.
was an attempt at
creative modification
to make them even
better.

Inappropriate
materials were
selected and
contributed to a
product that
performed poorly.

Quality of
presentation

Presentation clearly
demonstrates
application of
Newton's Laws of
Motion in relation to
launching of the
rocket. Slides are
not text heavy.
Sources and
graphics
documented in
APAformat.

Presentation
demonstrates
application of
Newton's Laws of
Motion in relation to
launching of the
rocket. Slides are
not text heavy.
Sources and
graphics
documented in
APAformat.

Presentation is
lacking in one of the
three Laws of Motion
in relation to
launching of the
rocket. Slides are
text heavy. Sources
and graphics
documented but not
in APAformat.

Presentation does
not address all three
Laws of Motion in
relation to launching
of the rocket. Slides
are text heavy.
Sources and
graphics not
documented.

Time-managementteam work 3 build


days, 2 computer
days

Routinely uses time Usually uses time


well throughout the well throughout the
project to ensure
project, but may
things get done on have procrastinated
time. Group does not on one thing. Group
have to adjust
does not have to
deadlines or work
adjust deadlines or
responsibilities
work responsibilities
because of this
because of this
person's
person's
procrastination.
procrastination.

Tends to
procrastinate, but
always gets things
done by the
deadlines. Group
does not have to
adjust deadlines or
work responsibilities
because of this
person's
procrastination.

Rarely gets things


done by the
deadlines AND group
has to adjust
deadlines or work
responsibilities
because of this
person's inadequate
time management.

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