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iRubric: Science Fair Display Board rubric

iRubric: Science Fair Display Board rubric

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Science Fair Display Board rubric

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Rubric Code: UC2799
Rubric to grade students on science fair project boards turned in. The research report has already been graded.
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Keywords: science fair
Categories: Subjects: Science   Social Sciences  
Types: Project   (Other)  
Grade Levels: 6-8

Powered by iRubric Display Board Project Points
  Poor
0 pts
Fair
2 pts
Good
5 pts
Excellent
10 pts
Abstract
pts
Poor

Abstract is missing more than one required element and/or/contains spelling/grammar issues that impair understanding.
Fair

Abstract is missing one of the required elements and/or contains multiple grammar and/or spelling errors.
Good

Abstract contains a description of the experiment with all required elements, but contains errors in grammar and/or spelling.
Excellent

Abstract contains a concise, well-written description of the experiment, including hypothesis, variables, procedure, and conclusion.
Problem Statement
pts
Poor

Problem Statement is missing or does not identify purpose of project.
Fair

Problem Statement is not clear or does not specifically identify purpose.
Good

Problem Statement is identifies purpose, but is not completely specific or focused.
Excellent

Problem Statement is clearly stated and readily identifies the purpose of the project.
Hypothesis & Variables
pts
Poor

Hypothesis is unrelated to the purpose of the project. It is not tested throughout the project. Did not mention dependent and independent variables.
Fair

Hypothesis is stated correctly, but does not correlate to the purpose of the project and is not testable.Variables were not completely described or were incorrectly classified as dependent or independent.
Good

Hypothesis correlates to the purpose but is not stated as an if/then/because statement. Hypothesis refutes or defends established knowledge. Variables were identified and classified as dependent and independent.
Excellent

Hypothesis is testable and directly correlates to the purpose. It is stated as an if/then/because statement. Provides references showing that hypothesis refutes or defends established knowledge. Variables were classified as dependent and independent.
Materials
pts
Poor

Materials are not appropiate for the experiment or list of materials missing.
Fair

Materials are missing a few things the teacher feels could add to the accuracy of the experiment. List did not show details about items used.
Good

Materials are appropiate for the experiment but reproducibility is uncertain. List was not specific for all items regarding sizes and units of measurement.
Excellent

Materials are appropiate for the experiment and reproducibility is possible, though limited to certain audiences. Showed information about size and units of measurement.
Procedure
pts
Poor

Student did not use appropiate materials and incorrectly stated the procedure so that anyone wishing to do the experiment gets varied results.
Fair

Student used appropiate materials and stated the procedure so that anyone wishing to do the experiment can perform it but must guess what to do at more than 2 steps.
Good

Student used appropiate materials and stated the procedure so that anyone wishing to do the experiment can perform it but must guess what to do at 1-2 steps.
Excellent

Student used appropiate materials and correctly stated the procedure so that anyone wishing to do the experiment can perform it and get the same results.
Data-Tables & Graphs
pts
Poor

No axes are labeled. It is unclear what the data represents without referring to the written results.
Fair

Some axes are labeled. Results must be referenced (more than twice) to gain an understanding of the data.
Good

Most axes are labeled. Results must be referenced (at least once) to gain an understanding of the data.
Excellent

All axes are labeled. Data is understood but results may have to be referenced.
Results/Analysis
pts
Poor

Does not explain the data. Unclear what happened in the experiment after reading the results.
Fair

Somewhat explains the data but the reader must see a chart or graph to gain a clear understanding of the project's results.
Good

Almost explains data and tells what happened in the experiement. The reader must see a chart or graph to gain a clear understanding of the project's results.
Excellent

Mostly explains data and tells what happened in the experiement with one question. If no data were provided, a reader would still understand what happened in the experiment.
Conclusion
pts
Poor

Student neither explains the results of the experiment nor tells if the hypothesis was correct or incorrect.
Fair

Student explains if hypothesis was correct or incorrect.
Good

Student explains the results of the project but leaves some question about what was supposed to happen and what actually did. Student explains if hypothesis was proved or refuted.
Excellent

Student explains the results of the project and draws a difference between what was supposed to happen and what actually did. Student explains if hypothesis was proved or refuted. Student exemplifies an understanding of the scientific process.
Presentation
pts
Poor

Board is not neat and seems haphazardly thrown together. Steps from the scientific process may or may not be out of order.
Fair

Board is decorated nicely. More than two steps of the scientific process are out of order.
Good

Board is decorated nicely and neatly. One to two steps of the scientific process are out of order.
Excellent

Board is decorated nicely and neatly. The decoration draws a visitor to the board and keeps their attention. One step of the scientific process is out of order.



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