An example of a food web in nature; give

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					                                      Food Web
*An example of a food web in nature; give a diagram (can be computer-generated) and a brief
description of the way it works.

Food web present (if computer-generated proper citing used). Full description included (all parts of
the food web discussed with proper terminology) and grammatically correct. Creativity used in
creating the food web and/or in presenting the food web. There is an evidence of effort in the
submission.
                                                                                     8 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but partial description included (there is one part of the food web
that is not discussed in detail).
                                                                                       7 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but partial description included (there are two parts of the food web
that are not discussed in detail).
                                                                                         6 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but partial description included (there are two parts of the food web
that are not discussed in detail) and there are grammatical errors.
                                                                                         5 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but partial description included (there are three parts of the food web
that are not discussed in detail) and there are grammatical errors.
                                                                                        4 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but partial description included (there are three parts of the food web
that are not discussed in detail) and there are grammatical errors. The computer-generated food
web is not cited.
                                                                                        3 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but partial description included (there are four parts of the food web
that are not discussed in detail) and there are grammatical errors. The computer-generated food web
is not cited.
                                                                                         2 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but partial description included (there are four parts of the food web
that are not discussed in detail) and there are grammatical errors. The computer-generated food web
is not cited. There is a lack of effort in submission of this section.
                                                                                         1 point

Section missing.
                                                                                       0 points
                                   Nutritional relationships
All nutritional relationships (commensalism, parasitism, mutualism) present and described in detail
including the types of parasitism. Examples of each nutritional relationship used and are appropriate.
The relationships are described in such a way that the reader does not need any prior knowledge to
understand the explanations or the examples. The section contains no grammatical errors.
                                                                                      8 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but does not include the types of parasitism.
                                                                                      7 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but does not include the types of parasitism AND contains grammatical
errors.
                                                                                       6 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but does not include the types of parasitism AND contains grammatical
errors. The reader needs some prior knowledge to understand the examples or explanations.

                                                                                      5 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but does not include the types of parasitism AND contains grammatical
errors. The reader needs some prior knowledge to understand the examples or explanations. One of
the examples used is missing OR is not appropriate.
                                                                                       4 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but does not include the types of parasitism AND contains grammatical
errors. The reader needs some prior knowledge to understand the examples or explanations. Two of
the examples used is missing OR is not appropriate.
                                                                                       3 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but does not include the types of parasitism AND contains grammatical
errors. There is one nutritional relationship missing. The reader needs some prior knowledge to
understand the examples or explanations. Two of the examples used is missing OR is not appropriate.
                                                                                       2 points

All the qualities of 8 points, but does not include the types of parasitism AND contains grammatical
errors. There are two nutritional relationship missing. The reader needs some prior knowledge to
understand the examples or explanations. Two of the examples used is missing OR is not appropriate.
                                                                                       1 point

Section missing
                                                                                      0 points
Both biomes present – one terrestrial and one aquatic. Complete summary of climate present and
grammatically correct. Examples of both plants AND animals present. The map is clearly labeled of
the area where the terrestrial biome is. Vertical stratification of the aquatic biome is present (if
applicable) clearly showing where the aquatic biome is located.
                                                                                       6 points

All the qualities of 6 points, but summary is partially complete.
                                                                                      5 points

All the qualities of 6 points, but summary is partially complete. Examples of both plants OR animals
present in one biome but both present in the other.
                                                                                      4 points

All the qualities of 6 points, but summary is partially complete. Examples of both plants OR animals
present in one biome but both present in the other. Summary is not grammatically correct.
                                                                                       3 points

All the qualities of 6 points, but summary is partially complete. Examples of both plants OR animals
present in one biome but both present in the other. Summary is not grammatically correct.
The map is not clearly labeled of the area where the terrestrial biome is.
                                                                                       2 points

All the qualities of 6 points, but summary is partially complete. Only one biome is chosen and
completed. Examples of both plants OR animals present in one biome but both present in the other.
Summary is not grammatically correct. The map is not clearly labeled of the area where the
terrestrial biome is (or aquatic biome, depending on which was chosen)
                                                                                       1 point

Section missing
                                                                                      0 points
                                  Growth Patterns
Appropriate article discussed. Article covers important topic in human growth patterns and the
impact on the environment. Article is included (not just cited). Impact discussed in detail with
appropriate insight from the writer of the summary. Section contains no grammatical mistakes.
Writing is done at the appropriate level.
                                                                                      7 points

All the qualities of 7 points present but writing is not done at the appropriate level.
                                                                                      6 points

All the qualities of 7 points present but contains one grammatical error. Writing is not done at the
appropriate level.
                                                                                    5 points

All the qualities of 7 points present but contains more than one grammatical error. Writing is not
done at the appropriate level.
                                                                                   4 points

All the qualities of 7 points present but contains more than one grammatical error. Writing is not
done at the appropriate level.
                                                                                   3 points

All the qualities of 7 points present but contains more than one grammatical error. Writing is not
done at the appropriate level. Article covers important topic in human growth patterns OR the
impact on the environment.
                                                                                     2 points

All the qualities of 7 points present but contains more than one grammatical error. Writing is not
done at the appropriate level. Article covers important topic in human growth patterns OR the impact
on the environment. Article not included in portfolio.
                                                                                     1 point

Section missing
                                                                                      0 points
                                   Biogeochemical Cycles
Both cycles of choice (carbon, nitrogen, water, phosphorus) are included. Hand-drawn (not computer-
generated) pictures of both cycles included; both are done neatly and creatively. Descriptions are
complete and depict the illustrations correctly. There are no grammatical errors present.
                                                                                     8 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but one of the drawings is not labeled OR both of the
drawings are not done creatively and neatly.
                                                                                     7 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but one of the drawings is not labeled OR both of the drawings
are not done creatively and neatly. There are grammatical errors present in the summary.
                                                                                       6 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but one of the drawings of the cycles is not included OR
neither of the drawings are labeled. There are grammatical errors present in the summary.
                                                                                      5 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but one of the drawings of the cycles is not included OR neither
of the drawings are labeled. There are grammatical errors present in the summary. One detail is
missing from both summaries OR one summary is not complete.
                                                                                         4 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but both of the drawings are not included or not completed.
There are grammatical errors present in the summary. One detail is missing from both summaries OR
one summary is not complete.
                                                                                     3 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but both of the drawings are not included or not completed.
There are grammatical errors present in the summary. Two or more details missing from both
summaries OR one summary is not included.
                                                                                        2 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but all of the parts of one cycle are completely missing (only
one cycle is covered)
                                                                                      1 point

Section missing
                                                                                       0 points
                                  Learning
One type of learning chosen. Experiment, including the design and scientist who did it, is described in
appropriate detail. There are no grammatical errors present. The learning type is described in
appropriate detail.
                                                                                      5 points

All the qualities of 5 points included but the design of the experiment is not thorough enough
(missing some details)
                                                                                     4 points

All the qualities of 5 points included but the design of the experiment is not thorough enough (missing
some details). There are grammatical errors present.
                                                                                       3 points

All the qualities of 5 points included but the design of the experiment is not thorough enough (missing
some details). There are grammatical errors present. There one significant detail missing about
the learning type.
                                                                                       2 points

All the qualities of 5 points included but the design of the experiment is not thorough enough (missing
some details). There are grammatical errors present. There is more than one significant detail
missing about the learning type.
                                                                                       1 point

Section missing
                                                                                      0 points
                                          Disturbances
Importance of disturbance on the development of a community discussed thoroughly. Primary
succession and secondary succession both include discussion of types of species involved as well as the
types of disturbances that lead to both. Section includes no grammatical errors.
                                                                                      8 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but there are grammatical errors present.
                                                                                       7 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but there are grammatical errors present. The importance of
disturbances on the development of a community is missing some detail.
                                                                                      6 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but there are grammatical errors present. The importance of
disturbances on the development of a community is missing some detail. Either primary OR
secondary succession discussion is missing the types of species involved in the process.
                                                                                      5 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but there are grammatical errors present. The importance of
disturbances on the development of a community is missing some detail. Primary AND secondary
succession discussion is missing the types of species involved in the process OR one is missing the
types of disturbances that lead to that succession.
                                                                                      4 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but there are grammatical errors present. The importance of
disturbances on the development of a community is missing some detail. Primary AND secondary
succession discussion is missing the types of species involved in the process AND one is missing
the types of disturbances that lead to that succession.
                                                                                      3 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but there are grammatical errors present. The importance of
disturbances on the development of a community is missing some detail. Primary AND secondary
succession discussion is missing the types of species involved in the process AND both are
missing the types of disturbances that lead to those successions.
                                                                                      2 points

All the qualities of 8 points included but only one type of succession is discussed.
                                                                                       1 point

Section missing                                                                        0 points