So far we’ve been discussing easy ways to collect data for STEM. We’ve talked about a few ways for students to improve their data collecting (tables, charts and graphs, meaningful analysis, observations, and STEM Notebooks) and have moved to sharing some easy ways to help teachers collect STEM data.
This week’s focus is on rubrics and checklists. We all know them and love them, but who has time to create them? To help your students further buy-in to a project (or to their own learning) ask for their help in creating a rubric. Start by having students suggest the categories that should be assessed and them have them work in groups to complete the scale for each category. Collect their rubrics and combine them to create a rubric for the entire class.
If your students are familiar with using rubrics and checklists, this should be an easy extension, but what if they aren’t? If students are not accustomed to using rubrics and checklists or you just don’t have the time to work with students to create them, here are some that will help!