Rubric: Rubric for Writing a Scientific Explanation
1Does not make a claim, or makes an inaccurate claim
2Makes an accurate, but incomplete claim
3Makes an accurate and complete claim
1Does not provide evidence, or only provides inappropriate evidence (that does not support the claim).
2Provides appropriate, but insufficient evidence to support the claim. May include some inappropriate evidence.
3Provides appropriate and sufficient evidence to support the claim.
1Does not provide reasoning, or only provides reasoning that does not link evidence to the claim.
2Provides reasoning that links the claim and evidence. Repeats the evidence and /or includes some scientific principles, but is not sufficient.
3Provides reasoning that links evidence to the claim. Includes appropriate and sufficient scientific principles.