|Identifies the venomous animal and its habitat from the evidence provided in the scenario and through web site and text based research||Does not correctly identify the venomous animal and its habitat from the clues provided in the scenario||Correctly identifies the venomous animal and its habitat but does not use evidence from the research to support the identification||Research evidence supports the identification of the venomous animal and its habitat but little detail is provided||Comprehensive research about the habitat and the venomous animal evidenced in the detail of the presentation|
|Describe how the venomous animal transmits its venom and how this impacts the victim||Does not describe how the animal transmits venom through the bite or sting and/or does not address the impact on the victim||Some inaccuracies in how the transmission of venom is described and its impact on the victim||The transmission of venom and its impact on the victim is stated but lacks descriptive detail||Provides an explicit explanation of how the venom is transmitted, including the body features involved in discharging the venom, and the venom’s impact on the victim|
|Articulates and demonstrates the first aid procedures that need to be applied to the victim||Inappropriate first aid procedures applied for the venomous animal’s bite or sting||Appropriate first aid procedures selected but not clearly explained or demonstrated||Appropriate first aid procedures are explained but not demonstrated in sufficient detail||A detailed and accurate explanation and demonstration of the appropriate first aid procedures|
|Identifies safety procedures that might have prevented the encounter with this venomous animal||No reference to how the encounter with this animal might have been prevented through safety procedures||Some reference made to safety procedures but these are not specific for the encounter with this venomous animal||Reference is made to specific safety procedures but they are not clearly articulated||The specific safety procedures to prevent an encounter with this venomous animal are clearly identified and articulated|
|Uses appropriate scientific terminology throughout the enactment of the scenario||No use of explicit scientific terms to explain symptoms, first aid and safety procedures||Some scientific terminology is used but its application is not always appropriate||Appropriate scientific terms are used but a clear understanding of their meaning is not always demonstrated||Appropriate use of scientific terminology applied throughout the presentation and a clear understanding of these terms is demonstrated|
Criteria may be added to this assessment profile to meet specific cross disciplinary assessment requirements
Go to the ”Venom Ratings” of all the animals in our habitats. Then click on the green first aid icon to go to the symptoms of and treatments for venomous bites and stings.
The animations in “How Does Venom Affect Our Bodies” are a useful reference when assessing students’ understanding of the impact of venom on humans.
Check my “Safety Tips” for both land and marine habitats. One animal in each habitat has a "Scientific Model" with animations about risky and safer behaviours around these animals:
Also, check venom delivery in “What Can You Find Out About Venomous Animals?”