Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Rube Goldberg Physics Final

Our physics final is here! Over the next two weeks students will be working in small groups to create a Rube Goldberg machine which demonstrates all the physics principles we've learned. Yesterday teams met and discussed their goal. Today they received their rubrics and began to work.

Students are allowed to use any materials they find in the classroom or bring from home. They are NOT allowed to purchase anything. I can't wait to see what they come up with!

Rube Goldberg Project - Rubric



Criteria
Pts
Section 1 Planning and Design
0
1
2
3
4

“Blue Print” Drawing
No drawing.
Does not show entire project, or incomplete.
Complete, with portions that are difficult to understand.
Complete, easy to understand, well-labeled.
Complete, easy to understand, well-labeled, organized, neat.

Steps well labeled on drawing/photo with step number, and description of what will happen.
No labels
Steps labeled.
Steps labeled correctly.
Steps labeled correctly in sequence.
Steps labeled correctly in sequence, with a description of each step.

Transformations of energy identified and accurately written out along with blue print.
(5 energy types)
No transformations of energy accurately written out.
1 Transformation of energy accurately written out.
2 transformations of energy accurately written out.
3 Transformations of energy accurately written out.
4-5 Transformations of energy accurately written out and included.

Use of time
Student does not use time in class well
Student works only when reminded to work.
Student works on project during class but needs 2-3 reminders to stay on task.
Student works on project during class with one reminder to stay on task.
Student works on project during class and required no reminders to stay on task.

Number of steps in Rube Goldburg before achieving the goal.
0 steps
1-5 steps
6-10 Steps
11-12 Steps
12+  steps

Number of simple machines used.
Only 1 simple machine type used.
2 different simple machine types are used.
3 different simple machine types are used.
4 different simple machine types are used.
5-6 different simple machine types are used.

Section 2 Presentation
0
1
2
3

Apparatus  is physically in the room and holds together.
No apparatus 
Apparatus  is in the room.
Apparatus  is in the room, and does not fall apart.
Apparatus   is in the room, does not fall apart, and appears to be well-constructed.

Presentation Quality
Student does not participate in presentation
Student participates minimally in presentation
Presentation is given but information is unclear at times.
Clear description of project is given during presentation.

Apparatus works
Apparatus does not work.
Apparatus works after more than 2 trials.
Apparatus works after 2 trials.
Apparatus works on the first or second trial.

Correct identification of the simple machines in the project.
Incorrect identification of the simple machines in the project.
Correct identification of 50% of the simple machines in the project.
Correct identification of 75% of the simple machines in the project
Correct identification of 80%-100% of the simple machines in the project

Transformations of energy are described correctly during presentation.
0 Transformations of energy are described correctly
1 Transformation of energy is described correctly
2-3 Transformations of energy are described correctly
4-5 Transformations of energy are described correctly.

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