Not Neccessarily Current Event
 (N.N.C.E)
The purpose of the NNCE is to see the relevance of what we are studying and to be able to connect what we are doing in class with real life.
 
Find a topic from ANY reliable source (newspaper, TV, radio, magazine, book, etc.) and explain how it has to do with the particular aspect of Physical Science that we are currently studying. See the "Topics" page to find out what constitutes Physical Science and use your Standard Sheets (Rubrics) to find out what information you are required to know.  Follow the NNCE rubric criteria and each standard rubric to receive full credit. setstats
For example, Standard II is on Plate Tectonics and Plate Boundaries. Find an article or information on this topic (like mountains or trenches or Pangaea) and write a brief summary about it. Be sure to include all of the Level 2 Vocabulary/Terminology (with pictures) and address the Level 3 Content Objective for each standard.
Please do not just cut/paste info from the internet. For Level 4 consideration, include an evaluation where you add your opinion and any suggestions, concerns or solutions. This is meant to give you a chance to see that this information is out there in real life, not just within the walls of the class or the pages of your text.
NNCE Grading Citeria Sheet:

I-VIII. Relating Topics in Standards to Real World Events and Societal Issues

NOT NECESSARILY CURRENT EVENT (NNCE)

Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.

ADVANCED

Level 4.0

(Evaluating/Creating)

In addition to Level 3.0, in-depth evaluations and interpretations that go beyond what was taught.

Low Advanced

Level 3.5

Synthesis/Evaluation

In addition to Level 3.0 performance, in-depth inferences and applications with partial success.

PROFICIENT

 

Level 3.0

 

(Analyzing/Applying)

Students will be able to…

     Summarize and Evaluate an event on a specific standard topic and synthesize a creative connection between the standard being covered, the terminology/details of the standard, and the event.

The student exhibits no major errors or omissions.

Low Proficient or

High Basic

Level 2.5

Application/Analysis

No major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and process and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes.

BASIC

 

Level 2.0

 

(Understanding/

Remembering)

 

There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes as the student:

·         comprehends or explains specific terminology/details such as:

o   summarizing the event and how it is connected to the standard

o   defining all Level 2 terminology for the specific standard

o   reflecting on the level 2 terminology with pictures/drawings of each term/detail

o   (level 3 will be earned for summarizing the article/event and tying it together with the current topic; level 4 will be earned for evaluating it and adding your thoughts/suggestions/solutions)

*Think of this as an opportunity to preview the material and get the terminology down while seeing the relevance of the topic to events in real life

 

 

 

 

However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

Low Basic

Level 1.5

Knowledge/

Comprehension

Partial understanding of the simpler details and processes but major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures.

BELOW BASIC 

Level 1.0

With help, a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

Far Below Basic

Level 0.5

With help, a partial knowledge of some of the simpler details and processes but not the more complex ideas and processes.

LACKS UNDERSTANDING Level 0.0

Even with help, no understanding or skill demonstrated.