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The ESS Analysis Rubric (Jigsaw, Cycle B) deadline, Sunday, September 30 2018 11:59 pm (Eastern Time), has passed.

Goal:

Share your Sphere Group knowledge with your Event Team. Draw from this knowledge to do an Event Team sphere to sphere (S > S) analysis. Then synthesize the E > S, S > E, and S > S interactions into causal chains.

Your Event Team assignment needs to include:

  • List of the Sphere (S > S > S) interactions with reasoning and support.
  • List of causal chains between the event and 3 or more spheres.

You should post S > S > S interactions that include accuracy, depth of reasoning, and quality of support. Use the rubric below to evaluate and improve your S > S analysis.

Using last week's E > S and S > E interactions and this week's S > S > S interactions, create causal chains. Your work will be graded based on each criterion being applied to your entire earth system analysis. For more, see Jigsaw Assessment.

Quality of Understanding: Accuracy of ideas, facts, statements (assertions) about interactions and causal chains

4 Rating:

Response is complete and correct.

3 Rating:

Mostly correct with no major errors, misconceptions or omissions. May contain up to 3 minor inaccuracies.

2 Rating:

Partially correct with one or two significant omissions, content errors or more than 4 minor errors.

1 Rating:

Misconceptions about key content in Earth system interactions.

0 Rating:

Not present

Rationale

Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence:

Depth of Reasoning: Clarity and focus of supportable ideas, interactions and systemic relationships

4 Rating:

Predicts future effects (e.g. positive feedback) or transfers understanding to evaluate other situations or recommends remediation (e.g. negative feedback).

3 Rating:

Explains the processes responsible for the causal chains (S>S>S) in the event or context from a scientific perspective.

2 Rating:

Describes interactions using cause and effect connections including secondary effects that unfold over time, event> sphere>sphere.

1 Rating:

Describes what is happening in the system, including characteristics and direct effects of the event or context (event>sphere).

0 Rating:

Not present

Rationale

Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence:

Evidence: Scope, detail and accuracy of the evidence supporting the relationship statements

4 Rating:

Describes what is happening in the system, including characteristics and direct effects of the event or context (event>sphere).

3 Rating:

Supports statements with data from reliable sources. Uses quantitative and qualitative data appropriately.

2 Rating:

Accurately uses and cites quantitative and qualitative data from reliable sources.

1 Rating:

Uses only quantitative or qualitative data or lacks adequate support for statements, or lacks citations for some statements.

0 Rating:

Not present

Rationale

Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence:

Science Writing: ESS analysis is communicated clearly

4 Rating:

Uses graphics (diagrams, graphs, pictures, video, etc) to support the text or has exemplary overview of the thesis or the writing style is particularly vivid, compelling, or creative.

3 Rating:

Builds ideas across paragraphs and sections to support the main ideas.

2 Rating:

Paragraphs support the main ideas/ thesis. Sentence structure sometimes interferes with meaning.

1 Rating:

The thesis/main ideas about the interactions are clearly stated. Grammatical errors do not interfere with the meaning.

0 Rating:

Not present

Rationale

Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence:
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