EQuIP Rubric

The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS). The purposes of the rubric and review process are to: (1) review existing lessons and units to determine what revisions are needed; (2) provide constructive, criterion-based feedback and suggestions for improvement to developers; (3) identify exemplars/models for teachers’ use within and across states; and (4) inform the development of new lessons and units.

Find PDFs of the EQuIP rubrics mapped to each of our units below:

Designing Alarm Circuits

Replicating an Artifact

Designing Bridges

Designing Hand Pollinators

Designing Knee Braces

Evaluating a Landscape

Designing Lighting Systems

Designing Maglev Systems

Designing Model Membranes

Cleaning an Oil Spill

Designing Parachutes

Designing Plant Packages

Improving a
Play Dough Process

Making Work Easier

Designing Solar Ovens

Seeing Animal Sounds

Designing Submersibles

Designing Walls

Designing Water Filters

Designing Windmills


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