Polar Ice Caps - Assessment
  Suggested Assessment: Upon completion of the activities, the student should write a brief paragraph explaining the changes in size of the polar ice caps on Earth and Mars.  The student should also describe and discuss the differences between the polar caps on these two planets. 

The student's work should be scored holistically as follows  

  • Strong Indication of Competence: The student's work is complete with thoughtful answers to questions.Work clearly indicates that student can use image processing with most images available on the WWW. 
  • Weak Indication of Competence: The student's work is complete but there is little obvious work beyond the required "fill in the blanks." Student does not use complete sentences or work suggests that it has been done by teammates. 
  • No Indication of Competence: The student's work is incomplete, suggesting that little effort was made to use the image processing procedures to analyze the polar ice caps.
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