Total Possible Score: 9.00
Completes Tables 1 Through 4 Using Data Generated fromthe Simulator
Distinguished – Tables 1 through 4 were fully completedusing data generated from the simulator.
Describes What Would Happen to the Atmospheric CarbonLevels if Only Half of the Terrestrial Plants in the World Existed in 2100 Dueto Deforestation and Why
Distinguished – Thoroughly describes what would happen toatmospheric carbon levels if only half the terrestrial plants in the worldexisted in 2100 due to deforestation. Provides rationale for descriptionprovided.
Describes Which Pool(s) Show a Decline in Carbon Between2000 and 2100 and Why.
Distinguished – Accurately describes which pool(s) show adecline in carbon between 2000 and 2100 and provides rationale for thedescription.
Describes the Relationship Between an Increase in FossilFuel Consumption and Increased Carbon in Terrestrial Plants, and How This MightChange Flora Populations
Distinguished – Thoroughly describes the relationshipbetween fossil fuel consumption and increased carbon in terrestrial plants anddiscusses how this might change flora populations.
Describes the Relationship Between an Increase inAtmospheric Carbon Concentration and Increased Carbon in the Ocean Surface andHow this Might Change Marine Life Populations
Distinguished – Thoroughly describes the relationshipbetween an increase in atmospheric carbon concentration and increased carbon inthe ocean surface; also discusses how this might change marine lifepopulations.
Describes Which Parts of the Cycle Have Improved theirCarbon Levels in Comparison to Previous Data and How these Improvements MightAlter the Environment
Distinguished – Thoroughly describes which parts of thecycle have improved their carbon levels in comparison to previous data and alsodiscusses how these improvements might alter the environment.
Describes How the Terrestrial Flora Population Changed bythe year 2100 and What Effect this Might Have on the Environment
Distinguished – Thorougly describes how the terrestrialflora population changed by the year 2100 and discusses how these changes mighteffect the environment.
Describes the Carbon Level in the Soil at year 2100 andHow this Might Effect Flora Populations and Species Variety
Distinguished – Thorougly describes the carbon level in thesoil at year 2100 and discusses how this might effect flora populations andspecies variety.
Describes the Impact of Melting 1/3 of the Tundra onAtmospheric Carbon Concentrations at Year 2100 in Comparison to Table 1 andDescribes If this is a Positive or Negative Feedback for Global Climate Change
Distinguished – Thorougly describes the impact of melting1/3 of the tundra had on atmospheric carbon concentrations at year 2100 incomparison to Table 1 and discusses whether this is a positive or negativefeedback for global climate change.
Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension andorganization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Writtenwork contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistentlythroughout the paper, title page, and reference page.