Mung and Nitrogen (AIG IRP)

Stage 3: Evaluate

Develop a 1 to 4 point rubric to rate students on: testable hypothesis based on research, variables, constants, controls, experimental design, collection, display of and analyzing of data.  The students write up should include a workable hypothesis, research on how much fertilizer to use, independent and dependent variable, constants and controls, procedure for testing plant growth as a result of fertilizer use, calculations showing how they determined the different concentrations of fertilizer to use, a method to gather and analyze data for both plant growth, algae growth and water quality and a conclusion relating the amount of fertilizer and growth as well as the relationship between the concentration of fertilizer and its effect on algal growth and water quality (as a result of runoff).