Science Scrapbook
Learning Target #1: I can locate, read, and cite recently published scientific
literature.
Learning Target #2: I can locate, read and summarize recently published
scientific literature.
Learning Target #3: I can locate, read and analyze recently published scientific
literature.
Overview: Students will create a scrapbook of articles about scientific concepts for the duration of the Fall
2015 semester. Students will summarize and analyze each article.
Formative Assessments:
Date
Expectation
September 2, 2015
Original, photocopy or computer print-out of four articles and citation, summary
and analysis completed for each
September 30, 2015
Original, photocopy or computer print-out of a total of eight articles and citation,
summary and analysis completed for each
October 28, 2015
Original, photocopy or computer print-out of a total of twelve articles and
citation, summary and analysis completed for each
Summative Assessment:
Date
Expectation
November 24, 2015
Original, photocopy or computer print-out of a total of sixteen articles and
citation, summary and analysis completed for each
Retakes:
Students earning a 1 or 2 on their Formative Assessments can resubmit their in-progress scrapbook within
two weeks of receiving their scrapbook back from Miss Anderson for a maximum of 2.5. Students earning
a 1 or 2 on their Summative Assessment of this Learning Target may resubmit their scrapbook for regrading
once before the end of the grading period for a maximum of 2.5. No resubmission of the finished
scrapbooks will be taken after December 14th.
Specific Requirements:
 All articles must be published during the 2015 calendar year. Older articles may not be included.
 Articles must be at least 300 words long.
 Articles must be from magazines, newspapers or journals. Blogs and non-scientific websites are not
permitted. Great sources include: local, state and national newspapers (available free online),
magazines available in the BCHS library, online sources such as LiveScience.com
 The original article or a photocopy or print-out must be included in the scrapbook.
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Citations should be completed accurately in MLA format. If you need help with this, please make
arrangements with Miss Anderson or another teacher before the due dates.
One 45-minute session will be scheduled in the library or computer lab prior to each due date.
Acceptable topics may include, but are certainly not limited to, wildlife management, medical
advances, recent scientific discoveries, disease outbreaks, engineering accomplishments, historical
discoveries that increase scientific understanding, veterinary medicine, astronomy observations,
updates to accepted scientific thinking, and many, many other topics.
All entries should be legible. Entries may be typed. The scrapbook entry page may be found on
Miss Anderson’s class webpage.
Grading Rubric Formative Assessment September 2:
1
2
LT 1
 Major Errors in
 Some errors are
Citations are present
present in several
citations
LT 2
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LT 3
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1 article is
summarized
AND/OR all articles
are included but
summaries include
many minor or
irrelevant points
while leaving out
main points
1 article is
summarized
AND/OR all articles
are included but
analysis is shallow
and shows no or
nearly no critical
thought
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 2 or 3 articles are
summarized
 AND/OR summaries
of more than one
article miss main
points
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 2 or 3 articles are
included
 AND/OR analysis of
entire article is
somewhat shallow
and limited in critical
thought
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2.5 / 3
All articles are
included
AND less than two
errors in citations
4 articles are included
AND summaries with
appropriate level of
detail, describing
main points clearly
but without irrelevant
details
4 articles are included
AND detailed critical
analysis, showing
thoughtful
consideration of the
topic of the article
Grading Rubric Formative Assessment September 30:
1
2
LT 1
 Major Errors in
 Some errors are
Citations are present
present in several
citations
LT 2
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LT 3
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4 or fewer articles are
summarized
AND/OR all articles
are included but
summaries include
many minor or
irrelevant points
while leaving out
main points
4 or fewer articles are
summarized
AND/OR all articles
are included but
analysis is shallow
and shows no or
nearly no critical
thought
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 5 to 7 articles are
summarized
 AND/OR summaries
of more than one
article miss main
points


 5 to 7 articles are
included
 AND/OR analysis of
entire article is
somewhat shallow
and limited in critical
thought
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2.5 / 3
All articles are
included
AND less than two
errors in citations
8 articles are included
AND summaries with
appropriate level of
detail, describing
main points clearly
but without irrelevant
details
8 articles are included
AND detailed critical
analysis, showing
thoughtful
consideration of the
topic of the article
Grading Rubric Formative Assessment October 28:
1
2
LT 1
 Major Errors in
 Some errors are
Citations are present
present in several
citations
LT 2
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LT 3
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8 or fewer articles are
summarized
AND/OR all articles
are included but
summaries include
many minor or
irrelevant points
while leaving out
main points
8 or fewer articles are
summarized
AND/OR all articles
are included but
analysis is shallow
and shows no or
nearly no critical
thought
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 9 to 11 articles are
summarized
 AND/OR summaries
of more than one
article miss main
points

 9 to 11 articles are
included
 AND/OR analysis of
entire article is
somewhat shallow
and limited in critical
thought
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2.5 / 3
All articles are
included
AND less than two
errors in citations
12 articles are
included
AND summaries with
appropriate level of
detail, describing
main points clearly
but without irrelevant
details
12 articles are
included
AND detailed critical
analysis, showing
thoughtful
consideration of the
topic of the article
Grading Rubric Summative Assessment November 24:
1
2
LT 1
 Major Errors in
 Some errors are
Citations are present
present in several
citations
LT 2
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LT 3
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11 or fewer articles
are summarized
AND/OR all articles
are included but
summaries include
many minor or
irrelevant points
while leaving out
main points
11 or fewer articles
are summarized
AND/OR all articles
are included but
analysis is shallow
and shows no or
nearly no critical
thought

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 12 to 15 articles are
summarized
 AND/OR summaries
of more than one
article miss main
points

 12 to 15 articles are
included
 AND/OR analysis of
entire article is
somewhat shallow
and limited in critical
thought
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2.5 / 3
All articles are
included
AND less than two
errors in citations
16 articles are
included
AND summaries with
appropriate level of
detail, describing
main points clearly
but without irrelevant
details
16 articles are
included
AND detailed critical
analysis, showing
thoughtful
consideration of the
topic of the article
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Scrapbook Assignment and Assessment Rubric