Exploring the Earth's Biosphere
Explore biospheres with a scientific eye
Evaluation of the Five-Page Summary

Students will learn the definitions of the terms biosphere and biome and apply them in today’s world.

 After creating the garden with objects brought from home, each group will compile a 5 paragraph summary describing the Earth’s biosphere, biomes, the properties of life, and how forms of life depend on each other for survival.  This five paragraph summary willl be graded for each group using the rubric below.

 

 

 

 

Paragraph Analysis and Criteria

   Yes Yes but
No but
No
 Criterion 1
 Included accurate, detailed descriptions of the terms learned and the themes that were covered. More details could have been used Good ideas were presented Did not meet minimum requirements of the assignment
 Criterion 2
Showed a sophisticated development of the ideas presented in this Webquest. More development of ideas could have been present Some related ideas were presented Did not meet minimum requirements of the assignment
 Criterion 3
 Included a connection to today’s world in an organized and detailed way.
A stronger connection could have been made Some suggestions of a connection between the ideas was present Did not meet the minimum requirements of the assignment 
 Criterion 4
 Included an analysis of the rooftop garden that they created and how this relates to the topics of biospheres and biomes. The topic of their rooftop garden was not related to the topics covered by the Webquest A brief analysis of the group’s rooftop garden was made 
Did not meet the minimum requirements of the assignment