We have now spent the first week establishing what a good science fair project will include by utilizing a reflection tool students will have access to while picking their own project. Here are a couple of highlights from science fair so far:
- Students are starting to think about a potential science fair project with confirmation coming next week.
- Students can choose to work alone or with one other person.
- Students will be responsible for providing the materials for their chosen science fair project.
Summative Evaluations Complete
Students have now completed their final assessments for our physics unit. Each student had three evaluations: model creation, procedure writing, and multiple choice. These scores can be found in For All Rubrics. If you click on the “green check” at the end of each summative assessment, a rubric will appear with the score marked as a green check. The model creation assessment was composed of three different scores, which can be found on the document the students submitted. The final model creation score was determined by the lowest area of proficiency since students need to show the ability to complete all sections equally to reach the highest proficiency. The goal for students during the procedure final assessment was to include all information in their procedure and to write in a clear and precise manner. The list of needed items was included on the rubrics attached to the document where they completed their assignment on Google Classroom. Finally, the multiple choice assessment was broken into three grade-level proficiencies. Students needed to successfully complete each proficiency section with a 75% success rate to reach the highest proficiency. Therefore, to reach 8th grade proficiency, students needed to score 75% in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade proficiency sections. Students who scored less than 75% in a section received a proficiency score in the first section where they exceeded the 75% mark.
As part of the physics unit wrap up, students assignments have been archived in the Eportfolio for future review and evidence. The move cleans up the assignments list, so all work listed will be for the Science Fair unit. Parents and students can review all work under the Eportfolio link on For All Rubrics at any time. Once viewing work in the Eportfolio all “green or red check marks” disappear, so parents or students just need to click on the “view results” link to see a score or assignment check-in.