Looking for a hands-on project for your middle school agriculture classes to complete while you are teaching plant science? Then, this is a great project and rubric to use for a simple plant model project. In my classroom, I let students choose between drawing or making a 3D model. The specifications for the project are the following: must have the 5 parts of the plant; parts must be labeled; write and submit a paper that explains the roles of each part of the plant using complete sentences.
The rubric is a 50 point assignment is broken up into the following areas: Plant Diagram-20 points; Class Work-10 points; Plant Description-20 points; Additional Comments.
In the ZIP folder, there is a PDF document, as well as a word doc and powerpoint that can be edited for your classroom needs.