Project Plan Scoring Guide by sot11826

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									                                                                                                                                                    Name: _________________________
                                                                    Project Plan Scoring Guide

                                           A                                         B                                         C                                         D
       Due date           Handed in 11/09/09                        Handed in by 11/12/09                     Handed in by 11/13/09                     Handed in by 11/23/09 *
       Presentation       Handed into box or digitally              Handed into box or digitally              Handed into box or digitally              Handed into box or digitally
                          submitted. Timeline, lab log #1           submitted. Timeline, lab log #1           submitted. Timeline, lab log #1           submitted. Timeline, lab log #1
                          contract, typed plan, Equipment list,     contract, typed plan, Equipment list,     contract, typed plan, Equipment list,     contract, typed plan, Equipment list,
                          and rubric are all attached. NOTE:        and rubric are all attached. NOTE: A      and rubric are all attached. NOTE: A      and rubric are all attached. NOTE: A
                          A SECOND, separate edited copy            SECOND, separate edited copy must         SECOND, separate edited copy must         SECOND, separate edited copy must
                          must be attached to the science fair      be attached to the science fair           be attached to the science fair           be attached to the science fair
                          application.                              application.                              application.                              application.
       Purpose            Purpose is stated clearly and is          Purpose is stated clearly and is          Purpose is stated.                        Purpose is stated.
                          appropriate to science project.           appropriate to science project.
       Hypothesis         Hypothesis is stated and is testable      Hypothesis is stated and is testable      Hypothesis is stated and is testable      Hypothesis is stated and is testable
       Equipment list     All equipment to be used is listed,       Most necessary equipment is to be         Most necessary equipment to be used       Basic necessary equipment to be
                          as well as where each item will be        used is listed, as well as where each     is listed, as well as where each item     used is listed, as well as where each
                          found. Specific information               item will be found. Specific              will be found.                            item will be found.
                          regarding each item is given (brand       information regarding most items is
                          names, sizes, make, model numbers,        given (brand names, sizes, make,
                          etc.) to guarantee that the student has   model numbers, etc.) to guarantee that
                          access to it                              the student has access to it.
       Clarity of plan    Plan could be repeated exactly by         Plan could be repeated exactly by         Plan could be repeated exactly by         Plan could be repeated by another
                          another scientist with very few (1 or     another scientist with few questions to   another scientist with few questions to   scientist with many questions to you.
                          2) questions to you.                      you.                                      you.
       Experiment         Design controls all significant           Design controls most variables that       Design controls some variables that       Design does not attempt to control
       design             variables that could influence results.   could influence results.                  could influence results.                  outside variables.
       Data Collection:   The experiment is designed to             The experiment is designed to             The plan includes multiple tests of a     The experimental design does not
                          maximize the amount of data               maximize the amount of data               given I.V. to ensure repeatability in     attempt to maximize the amount of
                          collected in the time available. The      collected in the time available. The      data when possible. Data is               data gathered with the time available.
                          plan includes multiple tests of a         plan includes multiple tests of a given   quantifiable.                             No effort is made to ensure
                          given I.V. to ensure repeatability in     I.V. to ensure repeatability in data if                                             consistency in data. Data is
                          data if possible. Data is quantifiable.   possible. Data is quantifiable.                                                     quantifiable.
       Data analysis      Data analysis plan includes an            Data analysis plan includes an            Data analysis plan includes an            Data analysis plan includes an
       plan               indication of any data manipulation       indication of any data manipulation       indication of any data manipulation       indication of any data manipulation
                          that will allow you to draw a             that will allow you to draw a             that will allow you to draw a             that will allow you to draw a
                          conclusion in reference to your           conclusion in reference to your           conclusion in reference to your           conclusion in reference to your
                          hypothesis. You have indicated the        hypothesis. You have indicated the        hypothesis. You have indicated the        hypothesis. You have indicated the
                          type of graph(s) you will use to          type of graph(s) you will use to          type of graph(s) you will use to          type of graph(s) you will use to
                          display your data.                        display your data.                        display your data.                        display your data.
       Text               Neatly typed; Main body is double-        Neatly typed; Main body is double-        Hand written or has some errors           Hand written and/or has many
                          spaced; 12-point “block-style” font       spaced; 12-point “block-style” font                                                 errors
                          (Times or New York), black ink            (Times or New York), black ink
                          only. Few Errors                          only. Few Errors
* (A student can not enter the Science Fair without having a plan by this date and therefore cannot pass the class)                                                           OVER
Use the lab log #1 contract provided for the following
                                                                                                                       Name: _________________________
                                                     Project Plan Scoring Guide


Data            An estimation of the amount of       An estimation of the amount of         An estimation of the amount of       No data estimate is given.
estimation:     data a student plans on obtaining    data a student plans on obtaining      data a student plans on obtaining
                is given.                            is given.                              is given.
Set-up time     Includes a written estimation of     Includes a written estimation of       Includes a written estimation of     Includes a written estimation
estimation      the amount of time necessary to      the amount of time necessary to        the amount of time necessary to      of the amount of time
                gather or build all equipment        gather or build all equipment and      gather or build all equipment and    necessary to gather or build all
                and set up the experiment.           set up the experiment.                 set up the experiment.               equipment and set up the
                                                                                                                                 experiment.
Sample time     Includes a written estimation of     Includes a written estimation of       Includes a written estimation of     Includes a written
estimation      the time required to obtain one      the time required to obtain one        the time required to obtain one      estimation of the time
                piece of data.                       piece of data.                         piece of data.                       required to obtain one piece
                                                                                                                                 of data.
Timeline        Timeline for first month of          Timeline for first month of            Timeline for first month of          Timeline for first month of
                experimentation is included on       experimentation is included on         experimentation is included on       experimentation is included.
                calendar. Specific dates and         calendar. Specific dates and           calendar. Specific dates and
                TIMES of specific activities are     TIMES of specific activities are       TIMES of specific activities are
                given. You are expected to have      given. You are expected to have        given. You are expected to have
                at least 5 pieces of data by         at least 5 pieces of data by           at least 5 pieces of data by
                12/14/09** or you include a          12/14/09** or you include a            12/14/09** or you include a
                written explanation, SIGNED          written explanation, SIGNED            written explanation, SIGNED
                BY YOUR MENTOR AND                   BY YOUR MENTOR AND                     BY YOUR MENTOR AND
                MYSELF, as to why you do not         MYSELF, as to why you do not           MYSELF, as to why you do not
                believe that this is possible with   believe that this is possible with a   believe that this is possible with
                a description of what you will be    description of what you will be        a description of what you will be
                able to accomplish in that time      able to accomplish in that time        able to accomplish in that time
                and when you will have data.         and when you will have data.           and when you will have data.
Teacher         The scope of the project should      The scope of the project should                                     The scope of the project
                                                                                            The scope of the project should
approval        suggest approximately 15 to 20       suggest approximately 15 to 20                                      should suggest
                                                                                            suggest approximately 15 to 20
                hours of work for an individual      hours of work for an individual                                     approximately 15 to 20
                                                                                            hours of work for an individual
                project, and 30 to 40 hours of       project, and 30 to 40 hours of                                      hours of work for an
                                                                                            project, and 30 to 40 hours of
                student work for a team project.     student work for a team project.                                    individual project, and 30 to
                                                                                            student work for a team project.
                Plan must meet teacher approval      Plan must meet teacher approval                                     40 hours of student work for
                                                                                            Plan must meet teacher approval
                upon grading.                        upon grading.                          upon grading.                a team project. Plan must
                                                                                                                         meet teacher approval upon
                                                                                                                         grading.
** This is a general guideline some projects will be required to have significantly more data while some may be allowed to have less.
Other sample plans are available on the internet at our site (search Southeast Alaska Science Fair on any search engine)

								
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