Halloween Tombstone Project!
Project Goal: Students will create individual tombstones marking the lives and achievements of leading scientists and innovators in Biology. Together, these tombstones will form a classroom graveyard.
Instructions: You will choose a scientist or innovator that has made a contribution to the field of Biology (something related to the subjects we have/are going to cover in class). Then you will create an aesthetically pleasing (nice-looking) tombstone complete with the following information (written correctly):
- Name of scientist/innovator (GOOGLE FORM TO SELECT A SCIENTIST)
- Date of birth
- Date of death
- At least three facts about her/his achievements
- These can include discoveries, inventions, awards, or achievements as related to the field of Biology.
- Epitaph (a brief piece of prose commemorating the deceased; can be a single sentence)
- Illustrations/Pictures of both the scientist and at least 2 images of their work.
- **Must include 2 references/websites for collected information on the back of your tombstone**
- Must be on thick poster board (not the paper version that will curl)
- Writing should be legible
- Spelling and grammar will be graded
- Illustrations/Pictures must be in color
- Size - must be at least as large as examples shown in class
- Must be decorated in a way that is inspired by the scientist being covered
- You may buy decorations but not a prefab tombstone
- Scientist must be picked and approved by teacher by October 12th
- Your scientist must be unique (approval will be on a first come first served basis) and can either be dead or still living
- Tombstone must be turned in at the beginning of class on October 19st
- Everyday it is late after that will deduct 10 points and it will not be accepted after the 26th
This will count as a QUIZ GRADE
! Failing to turn in this assignment will be like skipping a test! You won't have any time scheduled in class to work on this project - everything should be done at home. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!!
| Grading Rubric
|| Points Available
| Name of Scientist
| Date of Birth
| Date of Death
| Aesthetically quality
| Design fits in with theme of work
| Spelling and Grammar
Pictures from last year (some of these don't fit the requirements above because I changed it up this year so please follow those and don't simply go from what you see below!):