Creative Final Project
Final project instructions and grading criteria will be provided at the Rendezvous. Examples of student projects will be shared.
I use this activity as a final project in my introductory courses. Students are asked to choose a topic covered during the course and develop a creative project surrounding this topic. Students are also required to write a short narrative addressing how their creative work relates to the course. Example projects include artwork, short stories, songs, movie trailers, lesson plans, and board games. The projects are graded on creativity, content accuracy, depth of thought, and design/craftsmanship.
This activity is used as a summative assessment strategy and targets students in non-major introductory earth science courses.
Why It Works
In a class of non-majors, this activity is particularly effective at allowing the students to connect the course content with their interests. The main purpose of science courses in general education is to develop critical thinking skills and this activity invites students to think critically about course content while also pursuing their interests and/or major of study.
Editable Creative Final Project Instructions.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 14kB Jul13 22)
Editable Creative Final Project Rubric.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 14kB Jul13 22)