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MYP Science Year 4-5 Criterion A Rubric

This rubric is used for all work assessed under MYP science Criterion A: Knowing and understanding.

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MYP Science Year 4-5 Criterion A Rubric

  1. 1. This is the rubric for all work assessed under Criterion A. Click on any hyperlink in the rubric to see an official MYP definition of the term, as well as our own ‘student-friendly’ definition. Level Criterion A: “Knowing and Understanding” General Descriptors for Grades 9-10 (MYP 4-5) 7 - 8 i. ​explain​ scientific knowledge ii. ​apply​ scientific knowledge and understanding to ​solve​ problems set in familiar and unfamiliar situations iii. ​analyse​ and ​evaluate​ information to make scientifically supported judgments. 5 - 6 i. ​describe​ scientific knowledge ii. ​apply​ scientific knowledge and understanding to ​solve​ problems set in familiar situations and ​suggest​ solutions to problems set in ​unfamiliar situations iii. ​analyse​ information to make scientifically supported judgments. 3 - 4 i. ​outline​ scientific knowledge ii. ​apply​ scientific knowledge and understanding to ​solve​ problems set in familiar situations iii. ​interpret​ information to make scientifically supported judgments. 1 - 2 i. ​state​ scientific knowledge ii. ​apply​ scientific knowledge and understanding to ​suggest​ solutions to problems set in familiar situations iii. ​interpret​ information to make judgments. 0 The student does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors below. Original by Bradley M. Kremer (​www.mrkremerscience.com​). This work is licensed under a ​Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License​. As long as it is attributed, you may copy, redistribute, remix, transform, and build upon this resource in any medium or format, even commercially.
  2. 2. A: Knowing and Understanding Level 8 - 7 Level 6 - 5 Level 4 - 3 Level 2 - 1 Level 0 i. Explaining knowledge explain scientific knowledge describe scientific knowledge outline scientific knowledge state​ scientific knowledge does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors ii. Solving problems apply​ scientific knowledge and understanding to ​solve problems set in familiar and unfamiliar situations apply​ scientific knowledge and understanding to ​solve problems set in familiar situations and suggest solutions to problems set in ​unfamiliar situations apply​ scientific knowledge and understanding to ​solve problems set in familiar situations apply​ scientific knowledge and understanding to ​suggest solutions to problems set in familiar situations does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors iii. Analyzing and evaluating information analyse​ and evaluate information to make scientifically supported judgments analyse information to make scientifically supported judgments interpret information to make scientifically supported judgments ​interpret information to make judgments does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors Original by Bradley M. Kremer (​www.mrkremerscience.com​). This work is licensed under a ​Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License​. As long as it is attributed, you may copy, redistribute, remix, transform, and build upon this resource in any medium or format, even commercially.
  3. 3. Term MYP definition​ on top Student-friendly definition​ underneath Analyse MYP definition​: Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure. To identify parts and relationships, and to interpret information to reach conclusions. Student-friendly definition​: Take apart and look at how the parts interact. Look for patterns and figure out what those patterns mean. Apply MYP definition​: Use knowledge and understanding in response to a given situation or real circumstance. Student-friendly definition​: Use what you already know in a new and/or different situation. Describe MYP definition​: Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process. Student-friendly definition​: Tell how something happened (i.e. “first this, then that, then the next thing”). In experiments, identify the minimum and maximum values of data in experimental results and recount the overall trends between variables. Evaluate MYP definition​: Make an appraisal by weighing the strengths versus the limitations. Student-friendly definition​: Look at how well something worked, whether it’s a hypothesis, method, or collection of information. Explain MYP definition​: Give a detailed account including the how and the why. Student-friendly definition​: Tell how and why something happened and justify it with scientific evidence and/or reasons. Interpret MYP definition​: Use knowledge and understanding to recognize trends and draw conclusions from given information. Student-friendly definition​: Identify and describe patterns in data, and tell what those patterns mean. Outline MYP definition​: Give a brief account. Student-friendly definition​: Briefly describe the major points or concepts. Solve MYP definition​: Obtain the answers using appropriate methods. Student-friendly definition​: Get the right answer by using the procedure your teacher taught you. State MYP definition​: Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation. Student-friendly definition​: Give a one- or two-word answer. Nothing else is needed. Suggest MYP definition​: Propose a solution, hypothesis or other possible answer. Student-friendly definition​: Propose one or more possible ways to solve a problem. Unfamiliar situation MYP definition:​ Refers to a problem or situation in which the context or the application is modified so that it is considered unfamiliar for the student Student-friendly definition:​ A problem unlike those we have seen before; a new situation Original by Bradley M. Kremer (​www.mrkremerscience.com​). This work is licensed under a ​Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License​. As long as it is attributed, you may copy, redistribute, remix, transform, and build upon this resource in any medium or format, even commercially.

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