This rubric was made to use to assess an oral presentation on information
obtained by students completing a WebQuest called "Algebra in Motion." It is the
activity of one of six lessons in a unit about integrating Algebra 1 and
physical science called "Mooooooooove It!!!!!!!" This WebQuest is about
manipulating and using formulas in Algebra 1 and 8th grade physical science,
specifically Newton's Laws of Motion.
Students create an oral
presentation that they give to the class about the Laws of Motion. They will
need to do the WebQuest and decide what information is necessary for a basic
understanding of the laws and how they are used or illustrated in real life.
There are several parts that must be included in their final product.
The students are encouraged to use examples, costumes, interview
formats, or other creative modes of presenting their findings from the
NM-ALG.6-8.3: Use mathematical models to represent and understand
quantitative relationships NS.5-8.2: Physical Science
This WebQuest was the first one I have ever written, so it probably needs
some tweaking! I would assign it to students in pairs. It could, however, be
assigned to individuals, in which case you would eliminate the collaboration
with partner part of the rubric. I teach Algebra 1, so this would be a nice unit
to run during the equation-solving chapter. RubiStar provided me with an
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