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Science Expo 2020

March 3, 2020 | Sam Choi

This year the science exhibition will take place on March 30th in the gym as an open expo for guests to come and visit.  Seventh grade students will research a part of the human body and create a tri-fold board presentation as well as a model.

The tri-fold board will include the following:

  1. The name of the part of the body that is being researched written clearly.
  2. A description of where in the body the part you are researching is found (a diagram is optional)
  3. A brief description of the overall function(s) of the body part. 
  4. A complete description of the various parts and their functions.
  5. A complete description of the importance of the body part and how it interacts with the rest of the body.
  6. What would happen if this body part seized to function properly or was missing altogether?

The model must:

  1. be a replica or a representation of the body part that is being researched.
  2. show a clear representation of its functionality.
  3. have all of its parts labeled clearly.
  4. Be handmade, as much as possible.

Rubric (The tri-fold board and model will be graded using the following criteria)

Name of body part

  • Written clearly, spelled correctly, easy to see. 4 points
  • Missing one criterion. 3 points
  • Missing two criteria. 1 point
  • Absent. 0 points

Representation of body part

  • Accurate, handmade, neat. 4 points
  • Missing one criterion. 3 points
  • Missing two criteria. 1 points
  • Absent. 0 points

Description of Body part Function(s)

  • Accurate, clearly stated, easy to understand. 4 points
  • Missing one criterion. 3 points
  • Missing two criteria. 1 points
  • Absent. 0 points

Placement and Labeling of Organs/Parts

  • All organs/parts are accurately placed and labeled. 4 points
  • Either not labeled or placed correctly. 3 points
  • Not all organs/parts accounted for. 1 points
  • Absent. 0 points

Description of Organ/Part Function

  • All Present, Accurate, clearly stated, easy to understand. 4 points
  • Missing one criterion. 3 points
  • Missing two criteria. 2 points
  • Not all organs/parts accounted for. 1 point
  • No organs are described. 0 points

Interaction

  • Clearly stated, easy to understand with explanations to back it up. 4 pts
  • Missing one criterion. 3 points
  • Missing two criteria. 1 points
  • Absent. 0 points

Quality of work – Neatness, Spelling, Ease of reading, Grammar, Punctuation

  • all of the above criteria. 4 points
  • Missing one criterion. 3 points
  • Missing two criteria. 1 points
  • Absent. 0 points

 

 

Sam Choi

Teacher, Grade 8; Science, History, and Ethics, Sixth to Eighth Grades

Mr. Choi has been teaching for over twenty years. Prior to Mustard Seed, Mr. Choi taught at a high school and a middle school for students with language based learning differences. He has also taught at an after school tutoring center and a standardized test prep center.

Over his career, Mr. Choi has taught high school Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Computer Programming, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and US and European History. He has also taught middle school PE, Health, Earth Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, World History and Language Arts, as well as Ethics, Civics, Economics, Christian Studies and Geography.

Mr. Choi enjoys running, watching movies, and cheering for the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs; he has been an avid fan of these teams since 1980.
He is married to Abby Hall Choi and is the father of Noah (MSS Class of 2027) and Jacob (MSS class of 2030).

Mr. Choi was born in Pusan, South Korea, and emigrated to the United States in 1980 with his parents and older brother and sister. He first lived in Kansas City, Kansas and then moved to San Diego, California in 1986. In 2007, Mr. Choi moved to Jersey City, New Jersey. He quickly discovered that living in Southern California does not equip one to survive anywhere outside of Southern California.

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