Reflection: Qualitative Evaluations Ionic Review and Mineral Project - Section 2: Elaborate Part I


The goal of this project is simply to help students review what they have learned about ionic compounds in a social setting.  Because of this I do not make the project worth very many points.

I do not use a rubric and grade the project casually.  I do this by going through the project paper and I give a point for each of the nine criteria that they are supposed to complete. 

This video shows how I graded one project.  This particular group earned 6 out of 9 because they were missing 3 of the criteria.

I found this to be common among groups.  Many groups spent a lot of time working on writing the formula, naming the compound and showing the transfer of electrons so did not take the time to complete the rest of the research.  Also, some of the groups had written down information but it did not make it onto their project paper.

Next year my sophomores will have iPads so I think that I will have students do their project using an application such as Educreations on their iPads.



  Qualitative Evaluations: Mineral Project Grading
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Ionic Review and Mineral Project

Unit 3: Unit 3: Bonding & Periodic Table Trends
Lesson 5 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to explain how ionic compounds are formed, name ionic compounds, and give characteristics of ionic compounds through completing a group project and completing a review worksheet.

Big Idea: Ionic compounds have specific characteristics and are formed when metals transfer electrons to non-metals.

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