Ecoscenario Project Grading
You will be graded on your presentation - 18 total points.

You will need to include a Works Cited page with your presentation.

Title and Description

Score
If the group...
3
describes the ecosystem in detail, specifically shows where the ecosystem is located, and scientifically mentions similar ecosystems in other places on Earth and states why they are similar.
2
describes the ecosystem, shows where the ecosystem is located, and mentions similar ecosystems in other places on Earth, but fails to state why they are similar.
1/0
lacks information in the description of the ecosystem, fails to show where the ecosystem is located, and does not mention similar ecosystems in other places on Earth.

Food Web/Trophic Issues

Score
If the group...
3
has a food web with 10-15 organisms; represents all tropic levels: producers, consumers, and decomposers; uses arrows to show energy flow in the ecosystem correctly.
2
has a food web with 10-15 organisms; represents producer and consumer trophic levels (decomposers may be missing); uses arrows to show energy flow, but may include minor errors.
1/0
has a food web with less than 10 organisms; omits trophic levels; misorients arrows.

Abiotic Factors and Interactions

Score
If the group...
3
defines two or three abiotic factors for the ecosystem; describes in depth how these abiotic factors influence the ecosystem.
2
defines two or three abiotic factors for the ecosystem; partially describes how these abiotic factors influence the ecosystem.
1/0
defines only one abiotic factor and partially describes its influence on the ecosystem; or defines one to three abiotic factors but does not describe any influences on those factors.

Human Impact

Score
If the group...
3
identifies an environmental factor (including human factor) that is having an impact on the ecosystem; describes the effect of this factor on the ecosystem; includes actions that could be taken to reduce the impact; presents the issues from a scientific perspective.
2
identifies an environmental factor affecting the ecosystem; describes the effect; may not be able to present possible actions, or doesn't maintain a scientific perspective.
1/0
identifies an environmental factor affecting the ecosystem; gives little other information.

Populations

Score
If the group...
3
identifies the role of the population in the ecosystem, includes interesting facts/information about the population, discusses the effects of abiotic factors on the population, and discusses the effects of humans on the population.
2
identifies all of the information for a score of 3, however, only partially discusses the information.
1/0
identifies all of the information for a score of 3, however, lacks much detail on the information.

Overall Impression

Score
If the group...
3
has obviously put reasonable effort into making the presentation successful; shares the presentation responsibilities; can fluently discuss their ecosystem and answer questions after the formal presentation.
2
has obviously put reasonable effort into making the presentation successful; mostly shares the presentation responsibilities; may have some difficulty discussing the ecosystem and answering questions after the formal presentation.
1/0
has put minimal effort into making the presentation successful; allows only one or two people in the group to present the ecosystem; cannot discuss the ecosystem and answer questions after the formal presentation.