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Catapult Rubric

Criteria

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Team Selection

 

          Two or three members in the group work together negatively

          Two or three members in the group are placed together by the teacher

          Two or three members in the group are asked to work together

          Two or three members in the group agree to work together

Design

          The group has trouble planning the design and/or no sketch is available from which to build

          One member of the group plans the catapult design and/or a rough sketch is developed

          The group plans the catapult but only one or two members are developing the design. 

          A sketch is on paper. 

          The catapult is well planned and agreed upon by all members of the group. 

          The design is sketched and well thought out

Construction

          The catapult has little or nothing to do with the sketch if it exists and only one member of the group worked on the construction

          The catapult has little to do with the original sketch if it exists. 

          All members of the group worked on the construction

          The catapult is a good representation of the sketch

          All members of the group are instrumental in the construction

          The catapult is constructed as an exact reproduction of the sketch

          All members of the group are instrumental in the construction

Operation

          I does not work

          It works

          It works well

          It works great

Cooperation

          The group did not work well during any phase of the process:  planning, construction, operation and the final tournament

          The group had some difficulty during the process:  planning construction, operation and the final tournament

          The group worked well during the entire process:  planning, construction, operation and the final tournament

          The group worked flawlessly during the entire process:  planning, construction, operation and the final tournament

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