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Standard #8: Instructional Strategies

The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage


learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build
skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
Artifact: Volcano Science Activity
Justification:
This science activity project encourages learners to develop a deep understanding of
volcanoes and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways including research,
word processing, self-evaluation, and team work.

(The actual activity sheet, which is labeled with the course it came from, follows this
justification on the next page.)

EDUC 201 Technology in Education

Volcano Activity Learning Groups


For this activity you will work in a group of up to four students. Each group will create a poster
showing the parts of a volcano. When you have completed all of the steps below, use the attached
rubric to self-assess your groups work.

Volcano Vocabulary Words


Magma

Crater

Conduit

Vent

Ash

Lava

Flank

Summit

Base

1. Use Encarta or the Internet to discover what each of your volcano vocabulary words
means and where on a volcano it is located.
2. Using a sheet of poster board and class art supplies, draw a volcano and clearly label each
part. You may also use any art materials to add interest to your poster.
3. Word process a one page report using your volcano vocabulary that explains what
happens when a volcano erupts.
4. Turn in your research, poster, and report at the Science Center when you are finished.

Volcano Activity Rubric


Grading
Dimension

Needs
Improvement

Below

Average

Average

Above

Excellent

Average

Research

Little effort made


to research topic:
inaccurate
findings

Some effort
Adequate effort
made to find and made for
use accurate
researching the
data
topic

Accuracy

Poster and report Poster and


do not correctly report have
reflect basic facts some factual
inaccuracies

Complete

Elements of
Occasional
Report and
Report and
Report and
report and poster omissions from poster completed poster include postop include
missing
report and/or
as required
some information extended
poster
beyond
information
requirements

Presentation Poor, difficult to Somewhat

read poster and/ difficult to read


or report,
poster and
elements missing report: mostly
correct

Poster and
report correctly
represent basic
facts

Good effort
made to
research and
find accurate
data

Excellent
research with all
the data
accurate and
complete

All items in
Basic and
poster and report extended facts
accurate with
includes with
additional
complete
information
accuracy as to
provided
detail

Acceptable
Poster and
presentation on report are clear
poster and report and correct with
some extras

Clear, correct
poster and report
with extra
elements