Marking Criteria - University of Adelaide

Human Biology, Semester _, 2007
Laboratory 3, Activity 3.2: LM Observation of Cells: Marking Criteria
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Student Autonomy Level 1
Facet of Inquiry
A. Students embark on inquiry
and so determine a need for
knowledge/ understanding
B. Students find/generate
needed information/data using
appropriate methodology
C. Students critically evaluate
information/data and the
process to find/generate this
D. Students organise information
collected/ generated
E. Students synthesise and
analyse and apply new
F. Students communicate
knowledge and the process
used to generate it, with an
awareness of ethical, social and
cultural issues
Student Autonomy Level 2
Students research at the level of a Students research at the level of a
closed enquiry and require a high closed enquiry and require a
degree of structure/ guidance
some structure and guidance
Level 3
Students research
independently at
the level of a closed
Identifies an appropriate
 Clearly & concisely identifies
purpose/reason for undertaking
several principle purposes/
Activity 3.2 (LM Observation of
reasons for undertaking Activity
3.2 (LM Observation of Cells)
Generally follows methods/
Rigorously adheres to methods/
protocols, yet some aspects
protocols for:
omitted or incomplete, for:
 preparation of a cell smear
 preparation of a cell smear
 staining
 staining
 operation of microscope
 operation of microscope
 Q9 & Q10 correct
 Q9 or Q10 correct
 Presents data generated after
 Presents data based on
consideration & evaluation of
consideration & evaluation of
only part of the overall activity
most or all parts of the activity
 Accurate contrast, missing
 Accurate, detailed contrast in
some details, in Q11
 Produces drawings that are
 Produces drawings that are
partially labelled & depict some
appropriately labelled &
structural features of the cells
accurately depict most or all
observable structural features of
 Ideas/ data not always
the cells
presented in a logical sequence
within answers
 Ideas/data presented in logical
sequence within answers
 Understanding of cell structure
 Understanding of cell structure &
& function is based on cell
function utilises data obtained
smear activity only
from the cell smear activity as
well as other sources (e.g.
interpretations of tissue section)
 Some valid inference in Q12 or
 Explanation based on evidence
and valid inference in Qs 12 &
 Linkage between cellular
 Linkage between cellular
features & functions partially
features and functions fully
explained or incorrect for Q 13
explained & accurate for Q 13
 Aspects of the student’s
 Student’s conduct within the
conduct within the laboratory
laboratory indicates a thorough
indicate some awareness of
awareness and understanding of
safe practice protocols
safe practice protocols
© 2007 Adapted by Eleanor Pierce & Mario Ricci, University of Adelaide, from RSD