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UNIT III - PHYSICS - FINAL PROJECT : Rube Goldberg Model

 

 

Drawing of Rube Goldberg Cartoon

0 Points

Student did not submit a cartoon.

 

5 Points

Studentís cartoon doesnít have a purpose or rough draft was turned in OR studentís cartoon has fewer than 8 steps.

 

10 Points

Studentís cartoon has a purpose but between 8 and 12 steps

 

15 Points

Students cartoon has a written purpose, 12 steps labeled in ABCD format, and an explanation of each step; Drawing has some humorous elements.

 

20 Points

Student has met all 15 point requirements.clear, neat cartoon with humorous AND creative elements.

 

 

 

Design of a Rube Goldberg-type Model


0 Points
Student did not submit any design or drawing.

5 Points
Studentís design doesnít accomplish the class purpose; drawing has less than 5 steps OR steps are not labeled in the proper ABCD format.

10 Points
Studentís design accomplishes the class purpose in 5 steps labeled in ABCD format; drawing of model has some humorous elements.

15 Points
Studentís accomplishes the class purpose in more than 5 steps properly labeled ABCDE; clear, neat design with humorous AND creative elements.

 

 

Building a Rube Goldberg Model


0 Points
No model constructed; no peer evaluation form submitted.

10 Points
Model constructed but it did not work OR it uses less than 3 simple machines; student made little or no effort to work with their partner; submitted incomplete peer evaluation form.

15 Points
Model constructed and works as designed with minor modifications or enhancements through pair work; model uses 3 simple machines; student occasionally worked well with partner but had difficulty accepting other points of view or suggestions; submitted complete peer evaluation form.

20 Points
Model constructed and works as designed with minor modifications or enhancements through pair work; model uses more than 3 simple machines; student usually worked well with partner; submitted complete peer evaluation form.

 

 

Student Journal During the Building Process


0 Points
No student journal submitted.

10 Points
Student journal
has few entries and little or no reference is made to studentís own participation in the building process.

15 Points
Student journal
has daily entries which show thoughts and reflections of studentís own participation in the building process; journal mentions problems or concerns that the group had to work through to resolve.

20 Points
Student journal does all of the 15 Point requirements AND reflects upon the different contributions or abilities of group members that affected how the group worked together.

 

 

 

Use of Class Time


0 Points
Student never used class time appropriately during project.

10 Points
Student sometimes wasted class time during project.

15 Points
Student used class time well and all work was completed on time during project.

20 Points
Student met all of the 15 Point requirements and showed evidence of effort or work done outside of class time during project.

 

 


Presentation of Rube Goldberg Model to Class


0 Points
Student did not participate in the presentation of the model to the advisory.

5 Points
Student participated minimally in the presentation and did not always use good vocal expression or eye contact; explanation of the modelís design or function included 2 laws of physics.


10 Points
Student participated fully in the presentation and used good vocal expression and eye contact; explanation included 2 laws of physics.

15 Points
Presentation met all of the 10 Point requirements AND included more than 2 laws of physics in the explanation of the modelís design or function.

TOTAL PTS: ___________(110 pts. max.)