This project rubric was used with a claim evidence reasoning chart focused on colonization of Mars. Students needed to apply the astronomical information presented in class to determine if life could be sustained on Mars.
This grading sheet reviews the process for creating a claim based on evidence. In the context of this project, students are collecting evidence about the idea that humans can colonize Mars. They learn important astronomical concepts about planetary motion, galaxy organization, and biology. Once they have collected the required information, they build a reasoning paragraph. This section challenges students to merge the claim with supporting evidence.