This is my most effective assessment item and it can be converted with little effort to suit any subject or grade level. I have used this project for grade 9-12 science classes as well as a grade 10 mathematics class. For an example of what can be produced, please view the video below.
Your students will be in groups of four and will create a music video on a topic of their choice within the subject matter. They will need to create a song which fits the topic and present it in an entertaining way. This allows students who may not do well on tests to shows their knowledge in a creative way. It also opens the door for your artistic students who must take grade 9 or 10 science but have no interest in the subject later in life.
The kids have a blast, they do a great job and are incredibly creative. If you would like to see an excellent example of work please let me know. It comes with a full rubric and a step-by-step guide to get your students started.