A Coral Reef Ecosystem – ASSESSMENT SHEET
TASKS NOT D Grade C Grade B Grade A Grade
Location of Has not been Some of the Coral Reefs listed Correct identification and
completed. have been mapped correctly, but mapping of each of the Coral
Australian work is incomplete. Reefs listed.
Biotic and Has not been Several biotic and abiotic The relationships occurring The interdependence and
completed. factors may have been listed, but between biotic and abiotic balance between biotic and
Abiotic the relationships between the aspects of the Coral Reef abiotic aspects of the Coral
Factors factors are not evident. Ecosystem are clearly defined. Reef Ecosystem are clearly
Populations Has not been Identifies some of the factors Identifies how factors, such as
completed. affecting populations, such as predation and competition for
and predation and competition for resources, affect the size of a
Community resources, and uses them to population and may act as a
explain how they help to limiting factor.
Relationships maintain balance in the Coral
Specific Has not been Some terms such as predation Identifies that a variety of Identifies special relationships Special relationships (such as
completed. and etc… have been used to relationships occur in the Coral (such as mutualism) to highlight mutualism) and interdependence
Relationships describe the organisms in the Reef Ecosystem between the interactions between of organisms within the Coral
ecosystem, however, the organisms that aid or hinder organisms within the Coral Reef Reef Ecosystem are clearly
examples are incomplete or very their survival, but the Ecosystem. defined and highlight the
little detail has been provided. interactions between those ecosystem’s biodiversity.
organisms are not clearly
Feeding Has not been Has made some attempt to Identifies that food preferences Identifies that food preferences Identifies that human impact on
completed. identify food links within the within the Coral Reef Ecosystem within the Coral Reef Ecosystem the Coral Reef Ecosystem can
Relationships Coral Reef Ecosystem and can be represented in food can be represented in food change food chains and food
represent them in simple food chains. chains and food webs. Food webs in terms of change of
chains. webs can be constructed from populations and energy flow.
information provided in food
Conservation Has not been Identifies that there are many Identifies the impact that Identifies that humans are
completed. causes and consequences of natural and anthropogenic interdependent with the natural
of Coral change to Coral Reef threats have on the Coral Reef Coral Reef Ecosystem and their
Reefs environment and that these may Ecosystem and how the activities have consequences for
have immediate effects of different organisms interrelate. people and the natural
change on the ecosystem. environment.
ITEMS NOT NEEDS WORK SATISFACTORY BRILLIANT
STRUCTURE The project has been put together The project has been put together in The project has been put together in
OF PROJECT in any order and may or may not the order as stated in the assignment the order as stated in the assignment
contain a cover and contents page. sheet and contains a cover page and sheet, contains a relevant cover
contents page. page, a contents page and page
GRAMMAR, The project has many spelling The project has some spelling The project has few spelling mistakes
SPELLING mistakes, little evidence of editing mistakes, some evidence of editing and editing has picked up and
for grammatical errors and for grammatical error is shown and corrected many grammatical errors.
paragraphs have been used very some attempt has been shown to use Paragraphs are used appropriately.
PARAGRAPHI sparingly and haphazardly. paragraphs.
PRESENTATIO The project has limited use of The project has some use of colour, The project has full use of colour, all
N OF colour, the headings may or may not all tasks have a heading and an tasks have a heading and the writing,
be present and very little effort has attempt has been made to keep diagrams and headings are legible and
been put in to keep it neat. writing, diagrams and headings an appropriate size.
REFERENCES Has not been A list of reference materials has A list of reference materials has A bibliography has been provided
completed. been drawn up with little order and been drawn up with some attempts that lists reference material in
few details. to put them in alphabetical order alphabetical order and the correct
and details such as titles and procedure for all reference material
authors are included. has been followed.
BEHAVIOUR Has not been Expected classroom behaviour is Expected classroom behaviour is Expected classroom behaviour is a
present in rarely evident and student has been usually evident, however, some regular occurrence.
class due to isolated several times in class socializing with other class members
out of class and/or received detention. may occur on a regular basis.
WORK ETHIC Has not Limited commitment and work Work ethic and commitment in class Work ethic and commitment in class
AND showed any ethic in class, however, some of the and at home is usually a feature of and at home is outstanding at all
effort to assignment has been completed at work on this assignment. times and student is on task the
complete this home (or the opposite way around). majority of the time.
T project either
in class or at
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