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CIRCLE OF LIFE


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RUBRICS

The following is a table of the earth's biomes as it should look when the student completes it.  The following table is also a rubric to grade the table. 

EARTH’S BIOMES

  

Biome

Country and Continent

Animals

Plants

Coniferous Forest

Canada and U.S.:  NORTH AMERICA

bears, elk mountain lions, wolves

evergreen, cedar, hemlock , pines

Deciduous Forest

AUSTRALIA, ASIA  Spain, Switzerland, Germany: EUROPE

deer, raccoons, squirrels,

maple, elm, oak

Grassland

Romania: EUROPE  Zimbabwe: AFRICA

antelope, buffalo, wolves, coyote, elephants, giraffes.

herbaceous plants, plants that are eaten by animals.

Tropical Rainforest

AUSTRALIA         Congo, Ivory Coast: AFRICA               India: ASIA          SOUTH AMERICA

colorful birds, many insects, monkeys, snakes, bats

palms, ferns, big leaf evergreens, climbing vines,

Desert

AUSTRALIA       Niger, Sudan: AFRICA               U.S.: N. AMERICA

lizards, snakes, rodents, spiders

cactus, small shrubs,

Tundra

Canada, Greenland:    NORTH AMERICA Norway: EUROPE Arctic: ASIA

polar bears, wolves, foxes, caribou

low shrubs, lichens

Marine

All over the world

All oceans

whales, dolphins, crabs, fishes, lobsters, sharks

seaweed, kelp, sargassum

 

                                                                              

     Biome Table Rubric

CATEGORY Excellent Good Satisfactory Needs Work
Data Table Data in the table is well organized, accurate, and easy to read. Data in the table is organized, accurate, and easy to read. Data in the table is accurate and easy to read. Data in the table is not accurate and/or cannot be read.
Data Listed 5 biomes, 1 continent, 1 country, 3 animals, and 2 plants per biome. Listed 4 biomes, 1 continent, 1 country, 2 animals  and 2 plants per biome Listed 4 biomes, 1 continent, 1 country,  2 animals, 1 plant per biome Listed 3 biomes, 1 continent, 1 animal per biome.
Title Title is printed at the top center of the Table  Title is printed at the top of the graph. A title is present somewhere in the table page A title is not present.
Labeling of table The table is labeled at the top of the table.  Labels are clear and neat. The table is labeled at the top of the table.  The table is labeled somehow. The table is not labeled.
Neatness and Attractiveness Exceptionally well designed, neat, and attractive. Colors were added to go well together and make the table readable. A  computer program was used. Neat and relatively attractive. A  computer program was used to make the table more readable. Table is neat  but the table appears quite plain. Appears messy and not place on the page well. 
Software Learning The work demonstrates that the student knows how to use the software  accurately and clearly. The work demonstrates that the student knows how to use most of the software. The work demonstrates student knows how to use some parts of the software . The student does not appear to know how to use the software without assistance.
         

                                    

 

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