Construct a diorama (three-dimensional scene which includes models of people, buildings, plants, and animals) of one of the
main events of the book. Include a written description of the scene.
Category 4 3 2 1
The project's appearance is The project's appearance is quite
The project's appearance is somewhat The project's appearance is quite
professional and polished without professional and polished few
Appearance of poor. Some distractive elements. poor. Many distractive elements.
distractive elements. distractive elements.
The project content is exemplary The project content is good and The project content is fair/poor and The project content poor and
and suggests the student has suggests the student has discovered suggests the student has not suggests the student has not done
discovered the important ideas of most of the important facts of discovered most of the important sufficient research. The scene may
his/her topic. The scene is related to his/her topic. The scene is related to facts. The scene may or may not be or may not be related to Marine
Marine Science. Marine Science. related to Marine Science. Science.
Included 10 or more items. There Included 5-10 items. Very few Included <5 items. Several minor Included 0 items. Significant
are no spelling or labeling errors. spelling or labeling errors. All labels spelling or labeling errors. A few of number of spelling or labeling
All labels are neatly written. are neatly written. the labels are messy. errors. Labeling is not neat.
Display is interesting and attractive. Some parts of the display are Display is uninteresting, not tidy.
Display is interesting and attractive.
Style & Materials are complete and well interesting, not try.. Some materials Materials are incomplete and not
Materials are complete and
Organization organized. Presentation has are complete organized. Presentation organized. Presentation has no
organized to present the ideas well.
sequence and plan evident. has some sequence and plan evident. sequence or plan evident.
Project is excellently presented Good creative effort. Project is neat Little attempt to add color or
Creativity & Some attempt made to add color and
reflecting creativity and a lot of and shows evidence of time spent originality. Project has sloppy
Appearance originality. Project is neat.
thought. on it. appearance.
The diorama demonstrates a The diorama demonstrates good The diorama demonstrates very
The diorama demonstrates some
Knowledge thorough knowledge of the subject knowledge of the subject little knowledge of the subject
knowledge of the subject investigated.
investigated investigated investigated.