|6||High level of analysis, comprehension and relevant applications. Includes some evidence of synthesis and evaluation.|
|5||High level of comprehension and relevant analysis. Includes some evidence of application but lacks evidence of synthesis and evaluation.|
|4||High level of basic knowledge and comprehension. Includes some analysis or application, but lacks synthesis and/or evaluation.|
|3||Basic knowledge and comprehension. Little evidence of application, analysis, synthesis, or evaluation.|
|2||Limited knowledge and comprehension. Very little evidence of application, analysis, synthesis, or evaluation.|
|1||Little or no knowledge or comprehension. No evidence of application, analysis, synthesis, or evaluation.|
|0||Student fails to demonstrate any evidence of knowledge or comprehension. Non-participation in project.|
09Life6A -Biodiversity is the sum total of different kinds of organisms, and is affected by alterations of habitats.
09Life6B -How to analyze changes in an ecosystem resulting from changes in climate, human activity, introduction of non-native species, or changes in population size.
09Life6C -How fluctuations in population size in an ecosystem are determined by the relative rates of birth, immigration, emigration, and death.
09IEXX1D -Formulate explanations using logic and evidence.
09IEXX1H -Read and interpret topographic and geologic maps.
09IEXX1L -Analyze situations and solve problems that require combining and applying concepts from more than one area of science.
09IEXX1M -Investigate a science-based societal issue by researching the literature, analyzing data, and communicating the findings.