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iRubric: Science Fair Project Grading Rubric

iRubric: Science Fair Project Grading Rubric

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Science Fair Project Grading Rubric

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Rubric Code: Q48B39
Scientific Project
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Keywords: Problem, Hypothesis, Procedure, Materials, Results, Conclusion
Categories: Subjects: Science  
Types: Project  
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Powered by iRubric Science Project Rubric
  Inadequate
3 pts
Needs improvement
8 pts
Adequate
10 pts
Excellent
12 pts
Research Question
Inadequate

Not titled, incomplete question or doesn't use correct format.
Purpose of scientific inquiry is not clearly stated.
Needs improvement

Stated the problem or question, using incorrect form. No independent, dependent or control variables listed when applicable. Misspelled words. Messy, illegible
Adequate

Stated the problem. No misspelled words. Legible. Variables present, but incorrect or incomplete.
Excellent

Stated the problem in question form. How does ___affect ____? How will ____ affect ____? No misspelled words. Easy to understand.
Background Research
Inadequate

No research information
Needs improvement

Less than one paragraph research and/or loosely related to the research topic.
Adequate

Minimal one paragraph research focusing on topic of research. No bibliography.
Excellent

Minimal one paragraph research focusing on topic of research. Bibliography with at least 2 sources included.
Hypothesis
Inadequate

Does not answer research question in a complete sentence. No title.
Needs improvement

Answers the question in a complete sentence. Does not apply to the problem. Misspelled words. Messy, illegible
Adequate

Answers the question in a complete sentence. Applies directly to the problem.
Excellent

Answers the question in a complete sentence. Can tell that the student has put thought into statement. Background research is evident. It is an educated guess. No misspelled words.
Materials
Inadequate

Does not list the materials used in the experiment.
Needs improvement

List of materials is incomplete or messy, or illegible. Misspelled words.
Adequate

List of materials is incomplete.
Excellent

List of all materials is complete and up to date with no misspelled words.
Procedure
Inadequate

No procedure. Fragmented in step by step process. Missing information.
Needs improvement

Incomplete procedure. Misspelled words. Incomplete sentences. Fragments in steps of progress. Missing variables
Adequate

Completed procedure. Complete sentences. All variables are present. Neat and organized
Excellent

Completed procedure. Complete sentences. No fragments. No misspelled words. All variables are present.
Results/Data
Inadequate

No results. Fragmented. No documentation. No graph or data chart.
Needs improvement

Documentation (an explanation) is provided, but without a graph or data table.. Fragments. Misspelled words.
Adequate

Completed results with a graph/data table and explanation. No fragments. No misspelled words. Neat. Organized.
Excellent

Completed results with a graph, data table or both, to support the explanation of the results of the research. No fragments. No misspelled words. Neat. Organized. Easy to read graphics.
Conclusion
Inadequate

No conclusion. Fragmented.
Needs improvement

Conclusion not related to problem. Not written in correlation to the hypothesis. Misspelled words. Fragments. Incomplete sentence
Adequate

Conclusion is related to the hypothesis as the answer to the problem or question. Answered in a complete sentences.
Excellent

Conclusion is related to the hypothesis. Correct wording and format. Stated in complete sentences. No misspelled words.
Photographs/Pictures
Inadequate

No photographs or pictures.
Needs improvement

Less than 2 photos or pictures. Not related to the question. Hand drawn.
Adequate

Less than 3 photos or pictures. Pictures are related to problem statement. Pictures of difficult to see, out of focus or too small.
Excellent

Three or more photos or pictures. Pictures are directly related to or actual pictures of the procedures. Neat, in focus and appropriately sized.
Overall Appearance
Inadequate

Not visually appealing. Messy and incomplete. Missing more than 2 labels.
Needs improvement

No attention to detail. Title or subtitles missing or too small.
Adequate

Items on board are spaced well. Straight edges. Font large enough read from three feet away. No missing title or subtitles.
Excellent

Items on board are spaced well. Straight edges. Font large enough read from three feet away. All subtitle are present. Use of color and creativity is apparent.



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