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Look at the chart to find the total number points that can be earned for each project part.

Click on any Project Task to learn how to earn all the points possible.


How I Will Be Graded

 Project Task

 Grade Level

 Points Available

 Due Date
Water Sample  3rd  15  
Project Action Plan  3rd  25  
Technical Skills  3rd  25  
Project Journal  3rd  25  
Final Written Report  3rd  25  
Field Trip Summary  3rd  15  
Oral Report  3rd  35  






What I Must Do

to Earn all the Points Possible

 Water Sample  
  1. Collect a water sample from home or school
  2. Record the data about the water sample in the class file.

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 Project Plan  
  1. Complete a written draft of my project plan. 
  2. Revise my draft project plan and receive a "stamp of approval" from the teacher.
  3. My approved project plan includes:
  • a question about water
  • the purpose of my investigation
  • a prediction about what I may find out about my question
  • the reason I made the prediction
  • at least three ideas for finding answers
  • a list of tools I may need to investigate my question
  • a task timleline
  • a draft and a revised copy of my project plan.


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 Technical Skills  
  1. Complete the Technology Skills Inventory, before I start my research
  2. Log onto the WWW, without help
  3. Send e-mail
  4. Use a word processing program, at least three text formatting tools from its menu-bar, and its outline format
  5. Launch a database and input my sample data
  6. Again, complete the Technology Skills Inventory, after I turn in my final written report


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Project Journal   
  1. Write in my journal twice each week
  2. Record some problems and their solutions
  3. Include things that I learned; with details
  4. Include the date of each entry
  5. Hand in my journal on time and keep it up to date


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Field Trip Summary 
  1. Begin with a topic sentence
  2. Explain with detail, how water is delivered to my school and home
  3. Include one key point that I learned
  4. Give my opinion about the speaker's talk


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Final Written Report
  1. Begin with a topic sentence
  2. Explain my prediction and tell whether or not it was correct
  3. Write the steps I took to research my question
  4. Explain how knowing this new information will make a difference in the way I think about or use water.

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 Oral Report
  1. Use an outline to speak from
  2. Begin with my introduction
  3. State the purpose of my oral report
  4. Summarize what I learned
  5. Offer to answer questions
  6. Use no more than 3 minutes to finish my oral report


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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): Sherri L. Johnson , Karl G. Balke
School: Thaddeus Kosciusko Elementary, Detroit, MI
Created: March 1, 1999 - Updated: April 25, 1999
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w99/projects/allh2o/rubric.html