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Science Fair Project Grading Rubric 
Scientific Project
Rubric Code: M2B78B
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Subject: Science  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: (none)


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  Inadequate

6 pts

Needs improvement

9 pts

Adequate

10 pts

Excellent

12 pts

Research Question

Inadequate

Not titled, incomplete question or doesn't use correct format.
Needs improvement

Stated the problem or question, using incorrect form. Misspelled words. Messy, illegible
Adequate

Stated the problem. No misspelled words. Legible.
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 in a complete sentence. No answer. No title.
Needs improvement

Answers the question in a complete sentence. Does not apply to the problem. Is not an educated guess. 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 complete.
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.
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

Inadequate

No results. Fragmented. No documentation.
Needs improvement

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

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

Completed results with a colorful 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.
Project Abstract

Inadequate

No abstract
Needs improvement

Abstract is messy, not easy to follow or read. Writing is hard to read. Missing information. Project purpose is difficult to understand.
Adequate

Abstract is neat, easy to read and easy to follow. Gives a good "snapshot" of what the project is about: Question, hypothesis, procedure, observations, and conclusions.
Excellent

Abstract is neat, easy to read and easy to follow. No misspelled words. Gives a clear "snapshot" of what the research project is about: Question, hypothesis, procedure, observations, and conclusions.



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