TERM PROJECT GRADING RUBRIC
GRADE TOTAL SCORE /100
Introduction: Location of study area - county, township, range, and section.
Description of study area - past and present land use, overall topography, etc.
Geology: Description of surficial and bedrock geology. (May be inlcuded in Natural Resources section)
General overview of findings - a paragraph summarizing the most important aspects of the projects.
Factual information: present and correct: information is correct, referenced, understood
Natural Resources - must include a discussion of: water resources, soils, and nearest mineral and energy resources & include a discussion of how these are currently used.
Natural Hazards - must include a discussion of nearest flooding, landslides, earthquakes, radon gas (they are all present somewhere nearby) & include a discussion of how these are currently being dealt with.
Human-Induced Hazards - pollution and possible pollution sources (must include: the closest LUST and enviromapper sites and where your waste water and trash go) and the impact of mining (closest mine, surface or underground) & a discussion of how these are currently being dealt with.
Interpretation: information presented is interpreted using principles discussed in class, BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW
Plans for Future Use: what they are (if any), what they should be, BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW
Depth of information presented: more than a cursory examination of the topic, research provided interesting information beyond that of the textbook. Exploration means that you have looked into all of the areas relevant to your project area.
Visual elements: visuals that support the presentation and are clear and easy to understand (pictures, maps, representative rock column are required); visuals must be called out from the text.
References present: all facts must be referenced and must support the information presented; references must be called out from the text.
Presentation: your most important findings. (Presented in class)