Ecology Summative Task: Evaluate Competing Design Solutions for Maintaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Student Task: You are given a chance to design/develop a piece of land in an area that has some issues. You need to create a different development plan for the area (with certain requirements from the county). After finishing your plan, you will be assigned to a group and your group will complete a cost/benefit analysis and recommend the best plan to the county.
This is a very involved task. When students were finished, the selected winning proposals presented to the entire grade level and school administration. This project was included in an Illinois State wide technology exhibit in May 2015 in Springfield, IL.
This file is uploaded as a Microsoft Word document so you may make edits as needed (based on your location you may want to alter the task slightly or provide students different websites). If you adapt the document, I just ask that you change the footer to say Adapted from Michelle Anderson, Ed.D. & Megan Ehn
The file includes student planning sheet and a summative assessment rubric.