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Scientific Method Rubric 
Students are to complete a Progressive Assignment about the scientific method. Grading will follow this rubric.
Rubric Code: R246622
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Subject: Biology  
Type: Assignment  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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  Meets Standards

3 pts

Approaching Standards

2 pts

Below Standards

1 pts

Item Not Submitted

0 pts

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Observation

Meets Standards

Observation is relevant to the field of biology AND was clearly made by the student.
Approaching Standards

Observation does not meet ONE of the standards listed in level 3.
Below Standards

Observation is not relevant to the field of biology AND does not seem to be clearly made by the student.
Item Not Submitted

Observation not submitted on time or by the method instructed.
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Part 2
  Meets Standards

2 pts

Below Standards

1 pts

Item Not Submitted

0 pts

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Question

Meets Standards

Question is relevant to the observation at hand.
Below Standards

Question is not relevant to the observation at hand.
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Question not submitted on time or by the method instructed.
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Part 3
  Meets Standards

3 pts

Approaching Standards

2 pts

Below Standards

1 pts

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0 pts

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Hypothesis

Meets Standards

Hypothesis specifically addresses the question at hand, contains a single explanation for the observation, is written in sentence form, is testable.
Approaching Standards

Hypothesis specifically addresses the question at hand, AND is missing ONE or more of the other components.
Below Standards

Hypothesis does not specifically address the question at hand.
Item Not Submitted

Hypothesis not submitted on time or by the method instructed OR hypothesis revised as a copy after receiving access to the forum.
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Part 3 Bonus (MAX 3 PTS)
  Valid Assist Made

0.5 pts

Valid Assist Taken

0.5 pts

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Hypothesis Bonus

Valid Assist Made

You assisted a total of _____ classmates. _____ of those would have been helpful and you provided feedback in an appropriate manner.
Valid Assist Taken

_____ classmates took your advice and did better because of it.
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Part 4
  Meets Standards

6 pts

Approaching Standards

4 pts

Below Standards

2 pts

Item Not Submitted

0 pts

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Design Experiment

Meets Standards

The experiment specifically tests the hypothesis at hand, identifies the dependent and independent variables and any variables that are controlled, clearly identifies the control group (if there is one), describes the things needed to conduct the experiment, describes the things that must be done to conduct the experiment, and includes replication among the test groups.
Approaching Standards

The experiment specifically tests the hypothesis at hand, identifies the dependent and independent variables and any variables that are controlled, clearly identifies the control group (if there is one), and includes replication, BUT inadequately describes the things needed to conduct the experiment, describes the things that must be done to conduct the experiment.
Below Standards

The experiment does not test the hypothesis at hand, the variables are not identified, OR the control group is not specified (if there is one). AND/OR the experiment inadequately/fails to describe the things needed to conduct the experiment, OR describe the things that must be done to conduct the experiment.
Item Not Submitted

Experiment not submitted on time or by the method instructed.
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Part 5 (MAX 3 PTS)
  Valid Suggestion

0.5 pts

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Critiquing Experiment

Valid Suggestion

You made a total of _____ suggestions. _____ of those would have improved the experiment AND met the requirements of the assignment.
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