# Mr. O'Neils Class

## Science

I think I may push the Robot Slide presentations for Science out until after the week of vacation. It depends on technology being available here at the school, more information to follow and how well the students are progressing

## Robot Project

Slide presentation in Google Slides: Log-in: stephenoneilnbschools@gmail.com

Work will completed in class and recommended some at home,(Such as practice of presentation)

Part 2 of the project will be due Monday April 25th. Part 2 of the Research Project: 1 and ½ to 2 page paper

Due Monday April 25th

The paper is an individual project. Students will share their knowledge in regards to robots/artificial intelligence summarizing a Main Idea and supporting details with a conclusion of their choice

Criteria for Slide Presentation:

Create a 9 slide Google Slide with the following information to share with the class: Slide #

Information

1

Title slide with your name, the name and date

2

Where does the word Robot come from, and the meaning of that word

3

Definition of a robot

4

Picture, Robot name, and creator (or designer or manufacturer) of the robot you chose

5

Function of the robot (purpose, “what is this thing supposed to do?”)

6-8

How the robot works – specific movable parts, type of power, controls, etc. BE SPECIFIC! This is the largest section

9

B. Slide number is to be shown on each slide. Do NOT have a dark background on the slides.

C. Print your Google Slide – handouts, 2 slides per page. Check with the teacher if you are not sure how to do this!!

Ethical concerns: one negative aspect and one positive aspect of this robot

Hint: Don’t put fancy stuff (audio, animation, etc) in the PowerPoint until you are completely done with the content.

## Math

So....as I was planning last night, I forgot that next week is school vacation week, and when we come back we will be having PARCC on Tuesday through Thursday. (Time flies when you are having fun.)

So needless to say, plans are changing when it comes to Math.

Tonight students will be receiving a packet to work on about Statistics to be turned in on Friday.
After today's lesson, class time will be devoted to reviewing the Math that we have completed this year. If a student is struggling with a concept, then I will ask them to review it with a video or some other activity.

## Robot Research Paper Rubric

Research Paper Robots Rubric

Student Name ______________________________________________________________

CATEGORY

4 - Above

Standards

3 - Meets

Standards

2 - Approaching

Standards

1 - Below

Standards

Writing Process

4-Final draft is typed with a title page. Evidence of the writing process is included (prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing)

3-The writer left out 1 part of the writing process.

2-The writer left out 2 parts of the writing process.

1-The writer left out 3 parts of the writing process.

Introduction

4-The introductory paragraph has a strong attention grabber, main ideas, and a thesis statement that states the topic of the paper without restating the main ideas.

3-1 part of the introduction is weak or missing.

2-2 parts of the introduction are weak or missing.

1-3 or more parts of the introduction are weak or missing.

Organization of Body Paragraphs

The body paragraphs have followed the correct organization: topic sentence, 3 main idea sentences, elaboration sentences, and a closing sentence.

1 – 2 errors with organization

3 – 4 errors with organization.

The writer has made 5 or more errors with organization.

Quality of Elaboration in Body Paragraphs

Strong and relevant details give the reader important information and go beyond the obvious.

Relevant details give the reader important information.

Weak details give the reader minimal information

Details are irrelevant and/or lack quality.

Integration (Flow of Transitions Throughout the Paper)

A variety of thoughtful transitions are used between sentences and paragraphs.

Transitions are used between sentences (but not a variety) and between paragraphs.

Transitions are used only between sentences or paragraphs and not both.

There are not enough transitions used.

Conclusion

Conclusion has the thesis statement rephrased without restating the three main ideas, main idea sentences, and a “so what” statement that keeps your reader thinking.

1 part of the conclusion is weak or missing.

2 parts of the conclusion are weak or missing.

3 or more parts of the conclusion are weak or missing.

Focus

Writer has stayed on topic throughout the entire paper.

Writer has strayed from the topic 1 time.

Writer has strayed from the topic 2 times.

Writer has strayed from the topic 3 or more times.

Voice

Engaging word choice shows personality without addressing the reader. (Doesn’t use “In this paper, I will tell you…”, “I hope you…”, “Now you know…”)

Writer has strayed from the topic 2 times.

Conventions

Writer makes 1 – 2 errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation.

Writer makes 3 - 4 errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation.

Writer makes 5 - 6 errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation.

Writer makes more than 7 errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation.

Bibliography

All sources are accurately documented in the desired format.

All sources are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format.

All sources are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.

Some sources are not accurately documented.