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Assessment
Introduction
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point
Understanding of basic problem of unit - basic role of bacteria in ecosystem Complete understanding of the problem and role of bacteria in the ecosystem Fair understanding of the problem and role of bacteria in the ecosystem Vague understanding of the problem and role of bacteria in the ecosystem

Use of internet to study bacteria

Visited all sites on the internet Visited most sites on the internet Visited 1-2 sites on the Internet

Use of Internet to communicate with university expert

Good communication with expert Fair communication with expert Poor communication with expert

Use of Internet to set up lab experiment

Good procedure set-up for doing the lab, all seven steps included Most of the lab procedure set-up, most of the steps included Unclear lab procedure
Set - Up
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point
Is lab procedure of scientific nature Lab procedure is of scientific nature Lab procedure is of some scientific nature Lab procedure has very little scientific nature

Does lab procedure include all parts a good lab

lab procedure includes all 7 steps of correct procedure lab procedure includes most steps of correct procedure lab procedure is incorrect

Contact expert on Internet for advise

Good communication with expert. Expert approves experiment Fair communication with expert . Expert does not approve experiment Poor communication with expert
Procedure
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point
Did they research on the Internet results they should be getting? Did they pick likely spots for bacteria outbreaks ? Students know from investigation on the Internet what they are looking for and where common bacteria outbreaks occur Students have some idea of outcome but not clear. Also do not have idea where bacteria are likely to grow Students have poor idea what outcome should be nor where bacteria grow.
Was their collection done in the proper manner Did the students follow correct microbiology techniques in collecting samples Students were not as carefully as they should have been in collecting samples and samples may be contaminated Poor collection techniques. Results will not be reliable
Did they follow up with safety in lab and seal their plates and destroy collection swaps Were collection swaps placed in proper disposal container and were plates sealed properly Poor lab techniques, swaps were not disposed of properly or plates sealed correctly Poor lab techniques samples were contaminate. Results will not be reliable
Were the plates labeled correctly Plates were labeled correctly Most plates labeled correctly Plates were labeled incorrectly
Results
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point
Did they get good growth after 24 hours Good growth after 24 hours Fair growth after 24 hours Poor growth after 24 hours - plates contaminated
Did they count the number of colonies correctly Colonies counted correctly by grid system Colonies were counted but not reliable counting method Inaccurate count
Was the count entered into a data chart and then placed in a common data chart in the computer lab Data entered correctly into computer lab main speadsheet Data entered but not correctly into main speadsheet Very little data entered
Conclusion
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point
Could they come up with one or two places where the bacteria infection may be coming from One or two common area's were found to have the most bacteria growth No common area was found to contain an unusal bacteria growth Data does not support any conclusion
Are these common areas that all students are exposed to Common area's found No common area's found Data does not support any conclusion
Communicating with the expert that these are likely spots for outbreak of illness Yes communicated with the expert at University Poor communication with expert. Poor communication with expert
Follow Up
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point
Did they communicate their results to the principal Good communication with principal though written report Fair communication with principal Poor communication with principal
Did they communicate their results to the janitorial staff Good communication with janitorial staff Fair communication with janitorial staff Poor communication with janitorial staff
Did they communicate their results to the expert Good communication with expert. Supplied written report Fair communication with expert . No written report Poor communication with expert
Did they communicate their results with other schools Good communication with other schools and sharing results Fair communication with other schools did not share results Poor communication with other schools
More Bacteria
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point
Did they investigate ³super bugs² on the Internet Good investigation on the Internet Fair investigation, just the basic understanding Poor investigation or understanding
Do they have an understanding of why so many antibacterial products in the ecosystem may be harmful? Student has a good understanding of why so many antibacterial products in the ecosystem may be harmful Student has a fair understanding of why antibacterial products in the ecosystem may be harmful Student has a poor understanding of why antibacterial products in the ecosystem may be harmful
Have they conveyed their concern to the proper authorities and other schools Good communication with proper authorities and other schools including written reports Fair communication with proper authorities and other schools no written report Little effort to communicate with proper authorities and other schools

 

 

 

 

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Lisa Parker from Montilieu Avenue Elementary School (lisa7oo7@aol.com), Steve Abondolo from Northwest Middle School(abondolo@nr.infi.net), and Pat Abondolo(pabondolo@hotmail.com) from Oak View Elementary School
High Point, North Carolina
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: April 18, 2001
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/yourfoldername/student.html