Newton in the News Rubric

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Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Articles

20

all 9 articles present

15

2 articles for each law

10

some articles present-less than 2 each

0

not present

Recentness of Articles

20

all articles dated with the past 30 days

15

75% of articles dated with the past 30 days

10

25% of articles with 30 days

0

over 60 days old

 

Summaries

40

all present, accurate, complete

30

all present, and accurate, not complete.

20

some missing, not very accurate or complete

0

not present

Defense of Article Choice

40

all present, specific, and science related, including theories and vocab.

30

all present, specific, but no theories or vocab. Included

20

some missing, not very specific, no science vocab

0

 

not present

Bibliographies

20

all present, complete, accurate

15

all present, accurate, 75% complete

10

75% present- not accurate, not complete

0

50% missing

Organized

10

organized, easy to find and read articles

8

organized, articles are labeled, but hard to read

X

0

hard to find summaries, examples, etc.

Creativity

20

creative presentation

15

Basic design (in folder)

10

messy, no real design

0

Very poor over all.

 

Law

Article Number

Summary

Defense

First

1

+                   -

+                   -

First

2

+                   -

+                   -

First

3

+                   -

+                   -

Second

1

+                   -

+                   -

Second

2

+                   -

+                   -

Second

3

+                   -

+                   -

Third

1

+                   -

+                   -

Third

2

+                   -

+                   -

Third

3

+                   -

+                   -

 

 

Articles

  • You need to have 9 articles, three for each law.  You may turn in up to 1 extra article.
  • You need to have all the parts of the article.  That means if it is continued on another page, you have the find the continued part and cut it out.   (Do not just cut off the part which says: CONT. p 5A  it is obvious when you do this.)
  • Articles should come from the newspaper.  NO MAGAZINE, COMIC STRIPS, or INTERNET articles.
  • Examples of the law DO NOT have to be in the title of the article.  They must be stated in the article somewhere.  Example: a sports article which states that so and so caught a 50-yard pass.  This is an example of Newton's first law since an object (football) remains in motion until it is acted upon by an outside force (receiver.)
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Recentness of Articles...

  • All of the articles must be from within the past 30 days.  The reason for this is to deter copying, or using of past projects.  
  • You will state the date and information in your bibliography.
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Summaries

  • These must be in paragraph form (including indentation, topic sentence, details and concluding sentence)
  • There must be one summary paragraph for each of the articles.
  • They should simply summarize what the paragraph is about, this does not explain the scientific ideas behind it.
  • This is helping to practice your reading and summarizing skills.  (Very necessary for the TAAS!)
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Defense of Article Choice

  • These must be in paragraph form (including indentation, topic sentence, details and concluding sentence)
  • There must be one defense paragraph for each of the articles
  • This paragraph should include not only the law but an explanation of the direct relationship between the article and the law of motion.  You must use scientific vocabulary!
  • Example: State the law.  State how it relates.  Conclude the paragraph:    This article is a good example of Newton's First law of motion which states that an object in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.  In this article,  they talk about how Dan Marino threw the winning touch down in the game on Sunday.  This is a good example of inertia.  When Dan Marino threw the football (using force to put it into motion), it remained in motion due to inertia until the receiver (the outside force) caught it.  When a quarterback throws a pass it is a good example of Newton's first law of interia.
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Bibliography

  • This may be included separately in the front or back of the project, or it may be placed with each article.
  • You must follow the proper format with for the bibliography.  You received a colored sheet with this information a few days ago. 
  • If you cannot find the colored sheet.  Click here for a copy on line.
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Organized

  • All your articles must be organized together.  
  • The proper order should be:
    1.  The article (all parts and labeled:  Newton's first law, first article)
    2.   The summary for that article.
    3.  The defense paragraph.
    4. The bibliography for this article (optional location here or at the end of the project)
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Creativity

  • This is the basic points for creatively presenting your project and information.
  • You DO NOT have to use a backboard.  You can be creative in how you organize and arrange your articles.  Good Luck!
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