Asking Questions is where all science begins. Scientists are constantly trying to figure out HOW things are the way they are, WHY do we do the things we do, WHAT determines the way things work, WHERE, WHEN, WHO, etc...
Kids are naturally curious, and so are full of questions. Our job in science class is to figure out how to make the questions we ask more meaningful, so that the answers we find will help us learn more useful information that will lead to more questions, which will lead to a greater understanding, and so on.
The rubric shows what the expectations are for 8th graders in this class. The first three rows (Q-1, Q-2, and Q-3) are what is expected during the first semester, and student grades will reflect this. During second semester, students will be held accountable for all six items on the rubric.
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