Reflection: Checks for Understanding What's Up with the Water Cycle? - Section 1: NGSS Connections and Class Preparation


I chose to create a rubric for the student's poster so that I could systematically review how well individuals did with the task as well as the class as a whole. I wanted to see how I could address the science standards within a rubric format.

The rubric addressed 2 science standards. The rubric descriptors for the definitions and labels addressed, 'Science Practice 8' - Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information. The rubric also addresses 'Science Practice 2 - Developing and Using Models. This is noted on the last line as 'Diagram'.

  Water Cycle Poster Rubric
  Checks for Understanding: Water Cycle Poster Rubric
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What's Up with the Water Cycle?

Unit 4: Unit 4 - Surface Water and Landform Interactions
Lesson 3 of 18

Objective: SWBAT explain the water cycle, including the terms evaporation, precipitation, and condensation.

Big Idea: Students learn about the water cycle, which will help develop their schema of weathering and erosion in future lessons.

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Science, erosion, landforms, water cycle, water
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