Rubric: Who Done It?
A Coral Reef Mystery!

 
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Who Done It?? 



 

When you complete this mission you should be able to:

Describe problems that are currently endangering the coral reefs.
Determine the "villain" in each of these cases.
Research methods for protecting coral reefs and develop a plan to stop the damage at these sites.
Present your findings in a web page, a PowerPoint slideshow, or a HyperStudio stack. (Directions for this part are in "Present Your Findings")

 

Scoring Rubric
Detective Diver Score
Clues Discovered / Mysteries Solved
4 - Leaping Dolphins 
You Did It!
  • Identified all the suspects in the list.
  • Researched and described a problem that affects coral reefs. Very good writing!
  • Correctly identified the villain in each reef case.
  • Developed or reported on possible solutions to the problems.
  • 3 - Jumping Fish
  • Identified almost all the suspects in the list.
  • Researched and described a problem that affects coral reefs. 
  • Correctly identified the villain in at least two of the reef cases.
  • Developed or reported on possible solutions to the problems.
  • 2 - Shrimp
    Very low on the food chain
  • Identified 4 - 6 of the suspects in the list.
  • Researched and described one problem, but the report has too many mistakes. 
  •  Identified the villain in one of the reef cases.
  •  Report on possible solutions is too short or has too many mistakes.
  • 0-1 Anchor
  • Identified less than 4 of the suspects in the list.
  • Did not complete research or correctly identify the villains. 
  • Did not develop possible solutions.

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    Karen Muska
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    Picture Credits
    The majority of the photographs were taken and edited by the author, Karen Muska.
    Video footage courtesy of Mark Riha; used with permission. Edited by Karen Muska.
    Some pictures are from The Florida Marine Sanctuary Web Site:  Florida Keys Photo Gallery
    Clip art: Art Today, The Animation Factory, Microsoft Office