Discipline: Science and English

Grade Level: 11th Grade

Course: Integrated chemistry and English

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Nuclear Sustainability
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  • Extension Task Rubric
    • Learning Outcome Mastering (High Performance)

      Chemistry Content

      100 points

      Your product should clearly demonstrate or explain:

      • The advancement of the atomic theory including the Dalton, Thompson, Rutherford, and Bohr atomic models as well as the current wave theory model.  Include key characteristics of each model.
      • The subatomic particles, their location within the atom, their charges, and relative mass.
      • Atomic mass, mass number and isotopes of atoms.
      • How fission works.
      • The main types of nuclear reactions.
      • Which of the nuclear reaction types are dangerous and why.
      • What half-life is and how it is calculated.
      • The relevance of half-life to the sustainability of nuclear power.  Use examples from your research.
      • Why some elements are radioactive and others are stable, using both a description of the nucleus and the “band of stability.”
      • Generally, how a nuclear reactor works to create electricity.
      • What nuclear waste is generated and what happens to it.
      • What can be done with the spent fuel rods. 

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      English Content

      100 points

      • Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the texts say explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the texts, including determining where the texts leave matters uncertain.
      • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

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      Communication

      • Ideas must be communicated to a real audience.

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      Group collaboration

      (50 pts)

      Individual collaboration

      (50 pts)

      • Group’s digital folder has almost daily postings of work in progress.
      • Project is on time and complete.
      • Group communication form with amendments and task list are complete and thoughtful.
      • Team members share information and learning.
      • Group members are knowledgeable about the work of other members in that group.
      • Pacing chart is followed; deadlines are met.
      • Daily action plans are developed and team members are held accountable.
      • 2–3 weekly team meetings are held with evidence kept as a log in pacing chart.
      • Benchmarks are complete to the satisfaction of the group and on time.

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      Information Literacy

      100 points

      • Cite all sources used in the correct format. 
      • If written text warrants, use parenthetical citations.

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