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Dear 8th Grade Families,

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the scientific method by constructing physical models of volcanoes. Students will choose a volcano from anywhere on the planet (other planets are an option as well) and make a model to represent the volcano of their choice. Students will also write a paper (1) describing the procedure of their construction, (2) explaining the mechanics (how their volcano works) of their volcano, (3) the specific geographic conditions that make their volcano active/inactive as well as (4) have a work cited page. STUDENTS MAY NOT USE VOLCANO PROJECTS AS FOUND ON THE INTERNET. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE STUDENT WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE PROJECT. For the model portion of the project, students are to use the sceintific method, engineering and design process to guide their designs. The model may first be drawn, then constructed, or designed. Students may use some of the materials they were required to get by September 14th as well as other material as needed. The written portion must be written in the student’s own words, show how the scientific method was used and may be submitted using Google Docs. There is a rubric explaining how the project will be graded in detail. Students will present their models during class. 

THE DUE DATE IS THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 26th. STUDENTS HAVE UNTIL THEIR LAST DAY OF CLASS THAT WEEK TO PRESENT THEIR MODEL AND SUBMIT THEIR WORK. WORK SUBMITTED LATE DROPS 2 LETTER GRADES FROM THE ORIGINAL GRADE THE STUDENT WOULD HAVE ORIGINALLY RECEIVED. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Mitchell

cmitchell@rapcs.org

 

OBJECTIVEStudents will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the scientific method by constructing physical models of volcanoes.

DUE: THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 26TH 2020

RUBRIC FOR HOW STUDENTS WILL BE GRADED

THIS WILL COUNT AS A PROJECT AND TEST GRADE

8th Grade Science

 

DUE: 

OCTOBER 26TH

 

Volcano Project

A

B

C

Needs to be reworked

D

Never Submitted



 

1.   A paper with the proper procedure, describing their model, explaining the mechanics (how it their volcano works) of their volcano the specific geographic conditions that make their volcano active/inactive as well as have a work cited page.

 

2. A physical model illustrating the volcano, highlighting it’s unique geographic region and is active. Presented model.

1.  A paper with the proper procedure, describing their model, explaining the mechanics (how it their volcano works) of their volcano the specific geographic conditions that make their volcano active/inactive.

 

2. A physical model illustrating the volcano, highlighting it’s unique geographic region and is active. Presented model


 

1.   A paper with the proper procedure, describing their model.

 

2. A physical model illustrating the volcano. Presented model.

1. A paper on volcanoes.

or

2. A model of a volcano.

N/A