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Organic Matter and Nitrogen Cycle
Complete the formative assessment using the worksheet below, regarding the functions of soil organic matter (SOM) and the nitrogen cycle related to food production
Download the worksheet (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 216kB Jan3 18) to use when submitting your assessment.
Scoring and Rubric
The two written answers will each a maximum of 6 points, as described in the rubric below. The diagram of the nitrogen cycle will receive two points per space for a total of 14 points
|Work Shown||Possible Points|
|Written answers reflect careful consideration of the question and are substantially correct (partial credit given)||4|
|Written answers are appropriate in length||1|
|Written answers are given in complete sentences with correct spelling and grammar||1|
|Seven spaces in the nitrogen cycle diagram are filled in correctly (partial credit given), 2 points per space||16|
Submitting Your Assignment
Submit your completed worksheet to the course management software.