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NAME: ___________________________ CLASS:___________________________ SCIENCE FAIR NOTEBOOK RUBRIC TITLE PAGE: Includes: Creative Title, Name, School, District, Grade, Classroom 3 Teacher, and Science Teacher TABLE OF CONTENTS: All sections are included and have the correct page 5 numbers corresponding to the page numbers on the rest of the notebook INVESTIGATIVE QUESTION: Correct format is used, the question should include 5 an independent variable and a MEASURABLE dependent variable INTRODUCTION: Includes why you picked the topic and how you choose it 5 BACKGROUND RESEARCH: Includes information appropriate to the topic 5 BACKGROUND RESEARCH: Includes definitions when appropriate and is written 5 in an easy to understand, clear voice HYPOTHESIS: Answers the Investigative Question, includes some Background 5 Research, and clearly states a reasonable prediction with a “because” statement MATERIALS: All materials are listed, including amounts/ quantities of all items 2 PROCEDURES: All steps should be numbered, and in appropriate sequential order. 3 QUALITATIVE DATA: Observations should be recorded as a description (using 5 your 5 senses) (QUANTITATIVE) DATA TABLE(S): The table(s) should include three independent 10 variables and a MINIMUM of five trials (QUANTITATIVE) DATA TABLE(S): The table(s) include totals or total change and 5 averages or average change DATA GRAPH(S): Includes all data for either the totals and averages and/ or the 5 data from the 5 trials CONCLUSIONS: Should include all six parts including: restating your hypothesis, if 10 you proved or disproved your hypothesis, some actual data collected, some Background Research supporting your findings, any interesting or unique findings and what might have caused those findings APPLICATIONS: Explains how your project “applies” to our lives, how can your 3 findings can be used FUTURE RESEARCH: What you would change about your project and why, and 2 what you might test in the future related to this topic and why. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: This section is to say thank you to all of those people 2 who helped you complete this project. You need to list those helpful people and state what they did to help. ***Please include the scientist who helped you if you went to Ask-A-Scientist Night BIBLIOGRAPHY: Needs to be listed in ALPHABETICAL ORDER, and should be in 5 the correct format (MLA), Minimum of THREE sources required ASK-A-SCIENTIST NIGHT: Extra Credit: Included in Bibliography * APPENDICES: This section is NOT included in the page numbers. It should have all 5 rough drafts, notes and hand written data collected during your investigation. These pages should be put in sequential order. NEATNESS/ ORGANIZATION: All sections are in correct order and typed 5 SPELLING/ GRAMMAR: All sections have been spell checked and revisions have 5 been made TOTAL: / 100